Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Nostalgia

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The Sevenoaks Society were left disappointed this week after members failed in their bid to resolve the future of the derelict parcel of land where the former Farmers Pub stood opposite Sevenoaks station

As a result of a campaign by Sevenoaks Society’s campaign and a 1,500 signature petition calling for action on the derelict Farmers pub site opposite Sevenoaks station, Sevenoaks District Council will be debating the matter at 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 February).

The BBC TV series ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ has again raised the profile of The Profumo Affair which continues to capture people’s imagination even though it happened nearly 6o years ago. Publisher and Editor of My Sevenoaks Community Frank Baldwin has a special interest in the scandal - as his father was Christine Keeler’s solicitor

The refurbished Bat & Ball Station picked up another accolade recently when it was given the Urban Heritage Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards, 2019.

Another pub, well known to people in the Sevenoaks area, has shut its doors for good according to the brewery that owns it.

The earth-shattering noise from the maroon set off at 11am during the service of remembrance at the Vine War Memorial in Sevenoaks on Sunday was in direct contrast to the two minutes of silence that followed.

Sevenoaks residents attending the annual service of remembrance on Sunday (10 November) are asked to arrive at the Vine War Memorial in Dartford Road by 10.45am.

History will repeat itself in Bat & Ball on 1 November when town mayor Cllr Nicholas Busvine and Sevenoaks MP Sir Michael Fallon bury a time capsule to commemorate the rebuilding of the Sevenoaks Community Centre.

The route of a major new trunk water main in Sevenoaks is to be announced by South East Water on Thursday 12 September. High Street shopkeepers and business owners are keen to avoid the digging up any of the main roads through Sevenoaks, but talk of an alternative route through Knole Park has also met with opposition.

Residents and their guests strolling through the gardens surounding Wildernesse House in Sevenoaks are taking a walk back through history.

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