The Falstaff Hotel
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... and strange singing - well, Spanish-type shouting-- emanated from one building. I think some kind of dance class with participants supplying their own musical accompaniment was happening.
It did sound like a HAPPENING - one of those 60s events but instead of being trendy and swinging was... well, think scruffy fag ends and loads of lard.
I know this all sounds very negative, and I'd hate for some poor native Folkstonian, doomed to live here through ...
... Doctor George Beaney, of Melbourne Australia "for the building of an institute and free library for working men".
Dr Beaney was leading surgeon in Melbourne in the later part of the 19th century, but had been born in Canterbury, and educated in Edinburgh, before moving to Melbourne.
It has the most eclectic collection of museum items and paintings, including some amazing paintings of cows, by Thomas Sidney Cooper ...
... low doorways. It turned out it was the Eastbridge hospital that's been there since 1100. It looked cool but cost a few quid to go inside so we didn't bother. The main thing that Canterbury has going for it was the huge Cathedral in the centre of town so headed there next. It was about half an hour away from closing so the lady said if we were happy to wait and didn't want to go inside we wouldn't have to pay the £7 (or so) ...
... drive took us to Dungeness, which is a seaside village. It was interesting in the way that it seemed to be quite remote, the houses were all built on the base of a rail carriage and then added onto. There seemed to be no boundaries for the properties, with very little fencing. The landscape reminded us of the Desert Road area, as nothing grew in the sandy conditions. Two nuclear power stations stood along the beach front along with a Military Police Station as ...
... to their next adventure.
Well good things take time, they say.
Took a drive to Rye, an old, old town with heaps of history. Mind you everywhere is full of history! Spent quite a few hours looking around. Had a drink in the Mermaid Inn, which has many stories to tell.
Not looking like the plates will be getting here any time soon, we get the dealer plates again, and move to the Canterbury camping and caravanning club site. Is cheaper and ...