1966 Kent

173. Kent 1966 – Between Leigh and Hever, via Cowden

Photographs from what looks like a day out, probably visiting friends and being driven about. I do not think Doris drove. Certainly I found I could not get the car through her gateway as the gap in the front garden wall was too narrow. The guy who later bought the house just knocked the thing down to fit in his three cars and a van.

These may, of course, be separate trips. The development date is November 1966 so I would assume the shots were taken late summer / early autumn (judging by the colours of the leaves and the state of the flowers) and that there were a few later shots which have since been lost.

With the help of Google maps and images I have identified Leigh, Cowden and Hever but I cannot see where the moated building is, despite a virtual drive down the B2188/Groove Road and another down Rywell Road. My guess is Chiddingstone or Penshurst, but I’m happy to be proved wrong.

This first one is a double exposure with Westminster clearly superimposed on the Church.

07 Kent Leigh Gate House
Kent 1966 – Leigh Gate House
08 Kent Leigh Hildenborough Rd
Kent 1966 – Leigh Hildenborough Rd
09 Kent Leigh Hildenborough Rd
Kent 1966 – Leigh Hildenborough Rd
11 Kent Leigh St Mary's
Kent 1966 – Leigh St Mary’s
13 Leigh Forge Cottage
Kent 1966 – Leigh Forge Cottage
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15 Kent
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This seems so familiar but I cannot locate it.

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26 Cowden Kent - High St
Kent 1966 – Cowden Kent – High St

This is now a private house.

27 Cowden Kent - High St
Kent 1966 – Cowden Kent – High St
28 Cowden Butterwell Hill
Kent 1966 – Cowden Butterwell Hill
29 Hever Road
Kent 1966 – Hever Road – Henry VIII
30 Hever Road
Kent 1966 – Hever Road Lynch gate to Church
31 Hever Road Entrance to Castle
Kent 1966 – Hever Road Entrance to Castle
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