Eastry History: where is it?

It is easy from the distance of Perth W.A. where it is very hot to make suggestions. But Eastry has such a long history and if some people sat down and wrote a record of the places and events in Eastry over 2,300 years then that would be a book of eternal use and reference. I have recently written a lot on frithphotos about the various place-names and it seems to me that a serious researcher could write 50 or 100 or even two hundred pages about Eastry and its central position of many activities ranging from the Ringlemere cup to the Romans, the Lynch and the old English language, the original church, then the palace then the Court then the Normans and the Norman tower and Thomas a Beckett and did he speak English or French and then the wars with France and Chaucer and then the market, Church Street, and the arrival of the Dutch refugees, and the stage coach and pubs and local farms and their history and Worth and Selson and window taxes and Heronden Hill and the road to Tilmanstone and Updown and stately houses and the workhouse and hospital and Felderland and Sandwich and Dover to Richborough road, and the Duke of Wellington and the cinque ports and the forge and watering holes pubs and ponds and chalk scenery and oast houses and hops and gardens and Charles Dickens and two world wars and the gun park and Brook Street and Church street and the C of E school and Eastry farm and pebbles (on a past beach?) and Lower street and Sandwich Road and Statenborough and the railway and the sports teams and the Cross (roads) and MILL green and gore road, …. there’s enough for 200 pages of writing and 53 photographs. Plus all the things I have forgotten. Why doesn’t Eastry boast of all this??? Tourists might come from all around the world and either stop and look or pass through like Caesar and Wellington and Paine and Dickens and Colin Cowdrey did. Aim: two years from now the 1st draft will be ready. Pictures and words. It takes a native but now an outsider to see all this.

Off-peak Road Closure – A256 Whitfield Hill, Dover – 12 March 2013

Road Closed

It will be necessary to close the A256 Whitfield Hill, Dover, planned for Tuesday 12th March 2013, between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm.

The road will be closed between the junction with Kearsney Avenue and the Whitfield Roundabout, with no access between River / Kearsney and Whitfield using this route.

The alternative routes are:

Westbound via A2 Whitfield Roundabout, A2 Trunk Road, Jubilee Way, A20 Townwall Street, York Street, A256 High Street, London Road, Crabble Hill and London Road.

From River via London Road, Crabble Hill, A256 Buckland Avenue, Barton Road, Frith Road, Maison Dieu Road, Woolcomber Street, A20 Townwall Street, A2 Jubilee Way and Whitfield Roundabout.

The closure is to enable carriageway repairs and resurfacing to be carried out on behalf of Kent County Council.

The works are weather dependent, and adverse conditions may delay their progress or prevent them going ahead on the planned dates.

If there is a need for a postponement, revised dates will be notified and signposted on site.

The Kent County Council 24-hour Customer Contact Centre phone number is 08458 247 800 – ask for Resurfacing Team.

This bulletin contains public information and can be freely forwarded to any other road users who may be affected.  Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors.

Road names are taken from the National Street Gazetteer on Elgin, with alternative names given where known. 

For details of roadworks, please see www.roadworks.org

KCC Highways and Transportation: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads – for more information

Customer Information Bulletin D366H / 1


Phil Lightman

Road Closures Co-ordinator, East Kent Division

KCC Highways & Transportation

Ashford Highway Depot

Javelin Way


TN24 8AD

( 08458 247 800 (24-hour Contact Centre)

Fax    : 01233 648318

E-mail: roadworkseast@kent.gov.uk