Heritage and History

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The past week has been rather historical.

On Wednesday 9th September those of Tunbridge Wells Writers who had been involved in the book Something in the Water held a launch evening in Waterstones Tunbridge Wells.

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We managed to attract a sizeable audience for half an hour of readings, with wine and book sales thrown in. The book has taken a while to get here, but with December approaching, if you are looking for a book written by unknowns from Kent and Sussex, about famous authors from Kent and Sussex, for someone’s Christmas present – this could be just what you were looking for. Test for free first if you want…

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The weekend was Heritage Open Days weekend. Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park joined in at St Barnabas Church, with a large display on the local area, which was mainly Victorian industrial. St Barnabas School held a reunion as part of their weekend, with lots of people coming along to the Church afterwards. The weekend probably generated more life stories than the book by the Writer’s Group….

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On Sunday we took our eldest son back to university in Bath. Last time we walked around the Regency sights, this time we went along a slightly more industrial wander, and constantly compare the two spa towns of Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

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Although there are similarities, Bath definitely has everything on a grander scale.

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With the heritage and history done, the theme for the coming week is ‘talks’

Why Conifers?

Bob Dylan and the History of Rock’n’Roll

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