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Timeline for Waldershare, Eythorne, Elvington and Tilmanstone Colliery
Timeline for Waldershare, Eythorne, Elvington and Tilmanstone Colliery
With nearly 50 years of service to the Post Office behind him, Mr. Leonard Richard Hampshire, Sub-Postmaster at Eythorne since 1902, handed over the Sub-Postmaster position to his son on Tuesday morning.
With nearly 50 years of service to the Post Office behind him, Mr. Leonard Richard Hampshire, Sub-Postmaster at Eythorne since 1902, handed over the Sub-Postmaster position to his son on Tuesday morning.
As most of you know Margaret grew up in Elvington Post Office which her mum Phyllis and aunt Edie ran, always with humour and pleasantness.
As most of you know Margaret grew up in Elvington Post Office which her mum Phyllis and aunt Edie ran, always with humour and pleasantness.
Early in 1920 the River and District Co-operative Society had been looking for districts in which to expand.
Early in 1920 the River and District Co-operative Society had been looking for districts in which to expand.
Elvington Welfare Hall was officially opened by Mr. H. Atkinson, Chief Officer of C.I.S.W.O. (Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation) on 22nd August 1959.
Elvington Welfare Hall was officially opened by Mr. H. Atkinson, Chief Officer of C.I.S.W.O. (Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation) on 22nd August 1959.
With the discovery of coal deposits below Kent during the late 19th century at Dover, plans were soon made for the exploration of possible further coal seams being viable across the whole of Kent.
With the discovery of coal deposits below Kent during the late 19th century at Dover, plans were soon made for the exploration of possible further coal seams being viable across the whole of Kent.
One of the earliest references to Elvington at Eythorne in Kent appears in Edward Hasted’s ‘The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent’ written in 1800.
One of the earliest references to Elvington at Eythorne in Kent appears in Edward Hasted’s ‘The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent’ written in 1800.
Human settlements are believed to have been in the area of Waldershare for an extremely long time following the discovery of Paleolithic flints on Malmains Ridge. These are believed to be up to 400,000 years old
Human settlements are believed to have been in the area of Waldershare for an extremely long time following the discovery of Paleolithic flints on Malmains Ridge. These are believed to be up to 400,000 years old