1950s 2018 Kent

326. Kent – Eynsford 1957/63 and 2018

Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs!

Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year.

And this post is where we go to the place she took the shot and see what it is like, literally, today.

Eynsford is a little village, with lots of pubs, just off the A20 and a mile or so east of the M25.

My wife and I visited before kids, but the photos from then were very poor so I won’t inflict them on you.

Doris visited there in the days before Kodak date stamped their slides. From a nice site that chronologises the mounts I think it was between 1957 and 1963.

We went down there today as we were getting cabin fever and took our grand daughter. It was cold and it rained ( … so I felt like an actor).

The first Doris shot on its own, whilst nice, does nothing for me. So I asked my wife and granddaughter to stand in the refuge half way across. Good thing that’s there, as the drivers hardly slowed. But the shot was not right, Doris’ shot was more face on. So I tried from the other side of the River Darent, but that was not right either. So I guess either the end house has bought the bit of land she stood on – or it has washed away to leave just the mud that’s there today.

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Doris’ second shot is of the ford. HGVs and coaches have to drive through it, avoiding ducks and people posing. Granddaughter is in mid flight and wife is cold.

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