Cinque Ports April 2017 Number Nineteen

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Packed with Articles -Pictures – News – Comment and Nostalgia Protest March pre view, 100 Miles for 100 years, Herman Recycled – Nazi Invasion between Hythe and Hastings, Rubbish on the Marsh, Shore Way to Success, Tough Day for Racing on the Marsh, Spring in Dymchurch, The Long Journey Part Three, Reverend Chris of Lydd for Whom the Bell Tolls, The Bravest of the Brave. THE BEST WRITERS AND THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS MAKE CINQUE PORTS THE BEST MAGAZINE Available at good newsagents on Romney Marsh – APRIL ISSUE ON SALE NOW. Continue reading Cinque Ports April 2017 Number Nineteen

Mass Protest Over 12,000 Houses and Lorry Park

Gang of Four Motives Questioned by Marchers

The ‘Gang of Four’, as Local MP Damien Collins, David Monk, Leader of Shepway Council, and Councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee have become know, must have felt their ears burning on Saturday morning.

Hundreds braved a bitter cold December morning to march around Folkestone in protest against the building 12,000 houses, and Continue reading Mass Protest Over 12,000 Houses and Lorry Park

Residents to March Against Establishment Again

Establishment Versus Electorate

A Press Release Issued by Sellindge & District Residents Association highlights the reasons for the Anti-Establishment vote via Brexit and the American Presidential election.   Who will vote for regimes that ride rough-shod over the views of their local electorate? It is claimed they are selling off our heritage to the highest bidder. There is no consideration for providing affordable housing for local young people.

Press Release issued by Sellindge & District Residents Association

A press release has been issued by Councillor Monk, Leader at Shepway District Council. It reads as if the Otterpool Town is a foregone conclusion or a done deal, but of course, it isn’t.
Councillor Monk says that he has met with various groups but didn’t actually mention the outcome. The local parish Councillors sent him off with a flea in his ear after taking a vote to have nothing to do with the Otterpool Town proposal.
It is obvious that Councillor Monk has been economical with the truth when expressing an interest to obtain Government funding for this ridiculous proposal whereby local support should be considered. Is this fraud?
The CPRE report on the building on brownfield sites carries weight and negates the need for using valuable agricultural land for housing. Shepway DC have chosen to ignore this well respected body and can only function, it appears, with Continue reading Residents to March Against Establishment Again

New Romney Cinque Port Status Threatened

Petition to the Government  – Update at foot of this post.

It was the Queen’s 90th. Birthday on Thursday (21 April) and beacon fires were lit all over the country, all over that is, except for New Romney.

The Real Marsh Watch Group on the internet went ballistic when it was discovered the New Romney Beacon cage had not been prepared.

David Wimble started the debate by posting Continue reading New Romney Cinque Port Status Threatened

South Saxon

Life as it was lived 50 years ago in a small village near Rye as seen by R. D. Symons of Silton, Sasks., Canada I grew up in hearing of the slow, country speech of the people of Sussex.

Only occasionally have I heard it over the past fifty and more years, for most of the English immigrants to the prairies come from the industrial areas of the Midlands and North of England. Continue reading South Saxon

The Joys of Owning a Bike

 

By Beryl Dale

As a child I lived in the village of Playden, near Rye in East Sussex, close to the boundary with Kent. It is a village where the centre housed the church, village hall and The Peace and Plenty pub. Not far from there was the school which my brother and I attended until we were eleven years old. We lived on the far reaches of the village near The River Rother and close to the lock gates and the Star Inn pub.

I was seven years old when the Second World War ended and until then we had been restricted in our movements. Having to show identity cards wherever we went. Suddenly we could roam free. Dad had a small arable farm on the far side of the river to where we lived. Also a market garden, a grain drying unit and he reared pigs and kept hens. We knew all the local farmers and felt free to play in the fields around us. Continue reading The Joys of Owning a Bike

Days Before the EU and Health & Safety

To All of Us Born Between 1925 – 1970

That’s Before the Common Market, European Union, Health & Safety and Litigation

No matter what our kids And the new generation think about us, we are Special People. Our very lives are living proof of what we have survived and how we enjoyed it all. Continue reading Days Before the EU and Health & Safety