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BIRCHINGTON ON SEA KENT

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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 23:05

Cynthia Are you sure you didn't send a Sealyham to Billet-doux?

Was your mother born on a golf course in Kent, then? :-S ;-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 1 Oct 2012 12:58

DET and I could be related. My maternal links are Medway and Sheppey :-D


Billet-doux going to Sealyham as we speak!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 11:01

This thread is all very serious as well. I have been chased by a Sealyham, so would not do anything to frighten him/her off :-( :-(

Hope h/she doesn't come back with "my relations were involved in a major accident which wiped out many in Birchington in 1943". Then I will feel really bad :-( :-(

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2012 10:56

Perhaps we've frightened sealyham off?? :-D

S/he posted another thread last night, with serious answers

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1311551

Although Sealyham has a number of posts to their name, maybe our Cyns needs to send one of her billet-doux?

edit - using quick search, she seems to have had a break from the boards since 2008. Look up ones more (May and September 2012) recently haven't had a reply from her either.

2nd edit - not enough threads to account for the number of attributed posts - may be she was aka something else?

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 10:54

Whatever Sealyham wanted to know, it will be here on this thread. Not only where we all were born, but how we were conceived and the process :-D

Nothing like the scattergun approach. One of us is bound to have hit the bull :-D

Julia

Julia Report 1 Oct 2012 10:50

And nearly 16 hours later, Sealyham. has npot come back to the thread. Wonder what he/she wanted to know.


Julia in Derbyshire

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2012 10:46

Been trying to find links to the Kingsferry bridge - the only images that seem to be around are for the one opened in 1960.....which may be too late for the one you remember....not that I doubt your memories.

It was/is pretty ugly, but probably a good example of the architecture of the period. When I’ve visted for FH reasons in the last few years, I’ve belted down the M2 and used the Sheppey Crossing opened in 2006. It does have the advantage of not having to be raised to allow large vessels to pass underneath!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 10:22

Like myself, you will probably have been a sad disappointment for your parents. Wouldn't describe mine as straight-laced, but I do know my grandma did not see a banana till she was 25!!! But we strive to be someone our parents would be proud of.:-D

The bridge that looks like a castle portcullis with drawbridge is, I think, called the Kingsferry. Used to put the willies up me as I approached. The resort might be Leysdown, though I think there may be another place nearby with South in name. Just remember driving a long way to get there and it was a small place - and I definitely didn't get wet.

And yes, it is Sheerness not Minster. Sorry. Remember Tesco buying a small group of supermarkets (about 1980) and one of them was in Sheerness :-D

Hope this thread is all valuable info for OP :-S

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2012 09:36

Can't think of an area you are refering to John. The 'big town' on Sheppey is Sheerness although historically it was in the parish of Minster. How about Canterbury - that still has a medieval air to it with an ancient wall and gates

There isn't (to my knowledge) a place beginning with South. Are you thinking of Southend, in Essex?

And I didn't say Bromley.....my parents were too straight laced to do anything intimate other than in the comfort of their own home ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 09:22

DET How can you be so certain of conception in Bromley? It may have been Margate Library. Mind you, I wasn't there either :-D

On rare occasions I have been to Sheppey, the entrance looks a bit like a portcullis. Is my memory playing tricks with me? Is Minster the big town? Quite nice. And a resort called South something the other end?

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2012 09:14

Lol- no, SE London/NW Kent 7-8 years after you. It was suggested that I should train as a Librarian, but didn't want to go away to College. Strange reasons for the life choices we make.

That area of the Kent coast was the day trip of choice, and a popular retirement destination - which is what my parents did....and OH's grandparents! In the crowded SE, it does still have a village feel and a much slower pace of life.

Couple that with the Ancestral roots being on Sheppey - many of whom 'escaped' across to the mainland

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 08:59

DET Now I know where you started life. Would have been a quiet and private alcove years ago, no doubt :-D

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2012 08:48

Sealyham - when you do return, we can be serious.

If it's any help, Margate Library has a Local Studies section. ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 08:33

Me in Colwyn Bay. :-D

Sea air, Cynthia? We have been to Buxton Spa for years just in case. :-D

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 1 Oct 2012 08:17

I was conceived in Broadstairs!! ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 08:15

Choccy Now Dante Gartiel Rosetti is of great interest to me and I shall make a note One of mine (gt gt gt aunt) was married to a pre-Raphaelite minor poet who was best friends of the Rosetti brothers. Not seen yet that he knew their sister, Christina. What a very gifted family.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Oct 2012 00:20

Wonder if Lynda found out why this was posted. Intrigued. Got lots of valuable hits, but nowhere near as popular as Rose's bread bin thread - which has taken a dull subject (metal or wooden bread bin?) and turned into a collaborative art form :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Sep 2012 22:12

yes your right
and seeing the children playing in the crab pool always makes me smile
i had the best lasagna of my life atg Broardstairs

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 30 Sep 2012 22:09

The tide comes right up to the sea walls at the beach at Birchington.....which is a fair way from the village centre. Its more upmarket than Margate :-)

The beach at Broadstairs is a real sun trap, wouldn't you agree Joy?

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 30 Sep 2012 22:09

Joy, thanks. Yes, Broadstairs - Ted Heath country.

Ah yes, I remember it well. We dined at 8 :-D