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Jun 14, 2017 - Mosquitos on her tongue!

Today was our last day with Jean and Cedric doing genealogical work. They had a train booking for 11:50 from Lenham, so we had to be careful not to get too far away. The usual cooked breakfast and chatting with the staff before we headed out. Firstly to check out some old cottages near the school in Lenham, then the Moat (an old house ) in Charing. We were going to look at the large chalk war memorial cross near Lenham but there was no easy access by car. And also the location of Alf Fullers house from 1911 - “Mountain view”. Of course it...

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Jun 13, 2017 - Blinded by the light

Another summers day! J washed a shirt and it was nearly dry before we left the hotel ( he did take it out and put it on a chair on the patio!) Breakfast as usual about 8:20. After lots of discussions about who was who in C and Jeans family, we decided to start with a tour of Lenham. A good look at the church of Saint Mary including the masons "mark" which is identical to the mark on the Rosslyn church near Edinburgh ( you know, the Da Vinci Code church!) - ie the same person. There are also ancient frescoes, and a huge processional door (J...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Tally ho

Today was a family history day or C and Jean. After a good cooked breakfast we headed out on the trail of ancestors. First stop was Charing via lots of narrow lanes and hedgerows, and a supposed Newlands Farm that couldn't have been family related due to its location outside the Charing local govt area. We chatted to the owner and it was apparent that the farm couldn't be related. We also learned that he didn't like horse thieves or gypsies, or socialists! We had a look in the church at Charing (St Peter and Paul) and found a WW1 honour...

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Jun 11, 2017 - No, no, no, no, yes

Blue sky when we looked out the window. The hotel has a main train line on one side and a 4 lane road on the other - we thought it would be noisy , but we slept well and heard nothing. Breakfast was quite substantial. We were out the door about 9:30 and heading for Duxford. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford airfield ( an original WW2 airfield) is easy to find and very extensive. We spent the whole day here and had near perfect weather ( albeit a bit windy) - highlights included - A couple of Spitfires flying about and one doing a slow...

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