Category: Kent

A Stroll around Botany Bay & Tales of Smugglers in Kent

It was a sizzling day, just perfect for a day at the beach, so off we headed to sunny Kent. Botany Bay had been on my destination list for some time and with its award winning beaches and stunning white cliffs it’s a perfect family destination. The cliffs were the highlight of our trip and once we had discovered the smugglers caves, we just had to explore them. Smugglers were very ripe around these waters and most highly mentioned in the history of the area is Joss Snelling’s gang, the Callis Court gang and the “battle of Botany Bay”...

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Views of Margate – A Kent seaside town

Margate… a small, run down seaside town in Thanet, England? some may see it as a blotch on the Kentish landscape, but others (myself included) see it as place of inspiration, creative opportunity and development. Margate’s regeneration has mostly been shaped by the Turner Contemporary, which forges a link between JMW Turner and the town. Turner himself certainly found Margate inspiring and even described Thanet skies as ‘the loveliest in all of Europe’. Having lived in Margate for eight years, I can confirm… he was not wrong. The Old Town sector of Margate has been given new life. It...

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