Monday, September 21st, 2020

Nostalgia

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Rock legend Jimi Hendrix died exactly 50 years ago (18 September 1970) but ever since his death an urban myth has continued to gather momentum that he was responsible for the arrival of wild parakeets in Britain.

The 24 August this year will mark the 93rd anniversary of a dramatic train crash just outside Sevenoaks which claimed the lives of 13 people. Several years ago, former Dunton Green resident Anthony Perry, a retired Facilities Manager with the NHS, had a strange encounter he believes could be connected with the accident.

Prince William celebrated his birthday today (21 June) but did you know some cherry trees were planted in Sevenoaks to mark his birth 38 years ago?

VE Day 75 was celebrated all over the Sevenoaks area on Friday 8 May, but at the Vine War Memorial there was a more sombre events when at 11am Councillor Nicholas Busvine OBE, Mayor of Sevenoaks, laid a wreath.

The nation celebrates the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday (8 May) and although government guidelines continue to say stay at home, there are plenty of ways to celebrate indoors.

UPDATE: Further to our recent story about Biggin Hill not being able to take part in Tom Moore's 100th birthday Spitfire fly past on Thursday, some media outlets are now reporting that there will be no fly past at all.

There is good news and not so good news for the Biggin Hill Hangar Association regarding the Spitfire fly past to celebrate Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday on Thursday.

Sevenoaks Town Council is making plans for the town to celebrate VE Day 75 on 8 May 2020 despite the coronavirus lock down.

Former Kemsing resident Malcolm Williamson recalls how top entertainer Roy Hudd OBE, who died recently at the age of 83, gave him his first break in comedy writing and started a journey that has taken him all the way to Hollywood

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

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