Things to do in Hawkhurst

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Things to Do in Hawkhurst

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  • Trek20806187131
    Eastbourne, UK1 contribution
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    Hawkhurst fish farm is a Great place to fish, especially for children as a first time experience, with three very well stocked junior lakes and a helpful hand from the guys in the shop, that provide all the tackle, bait and generic fishing licence.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, UK16,500 contributions
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    In Hawkhurst Cemetery on Horns Road, as distinct from the graveyard of the Parish Church of St Laurence, there are three Commonwealth War Graves of three fatalities in the Second World War. These graves are those of Gunner Henry Charles Poppleton, Royal Artillery, who died on 2 November 1942 aged 21, Corporal Edwin Dixon, Royal Air Force, who died on 10 February 1946 aged 23 and Sergeant Edward Manton, Royal Air Force who died on 28 August 1940 aged 25. None of these men had their roots in Hawkhurst as Gunner Poppleton's parents lived in Stoke, Devonport, Corporal Dixon's parents lived in Burwash Common and Sergeant Manton's parents lived in Bebbington, Cheshire. Sergeant Manton was "One of the Few" as he was killed in action during the Cattle of Britain while flying his Spitfire after he had been operational for only nine days.
    Written December 22, 2022
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    Although the earliest definitive reference to a church on the site of St Laurence Church is in a document dated 1285, there is scanty evidence which suggests that there may have been a church here in Saxon times. In any event, after William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey he gave the land on which the church stands to Battle Abbey and, if there was not a church standing when the land was handed over, it can be assumed that the monks would have soon built one and that there would have been a church on this site by 1100. The oldest part of the present-day church is the Chancel and North Chapel and it is possible that the original church stood where the Chancel and North Chapel now stand. There were considerable additions and alterations made in the 14th century, which included the addition of the Tower. No further additions or alterations were made until the Second World War. A V1 flying bomb fell in the churchyard and caused a considerable amount of damage. Restoration work, which included totally replacing the central roof, rebuilding the south arcade and south wall and replacing the windows, took 13 years to complete. The churchyard has many interesting graves including two Commonwealth War Graves which have their own stories. The graves are those of Private C Dibley of the Royal West Kent Regiment who died on 24 July 1915 aged 19 and Chief Petty Officer Albert Playford DSM who died on 20 April 1919 aged 36. CPO Playford received his DSM for service during the Gallipoli operations. His brother, Edward, a Private in the Royal West Surrey Regiment, died on 11 August 1917 and he is buried in Belgium. Private Dibley died from the wounds he received in the severe fighting for Hill 60 south of Ypres, Belgium. On 7 June 1917 the explosion of the mines used in the fight for this hill created one of the largest explosions in history. 10,000 German soldiers were killed, a large part of the hill was sdemolished and the explosion was reportedly heard in London and Dublin.
    Written November 23, 2019
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  • JONO5K1
    London, UK525 contributions
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    What a fantastic gem! We had a bus transfer on a Sunday having visited Bodiam castle. Funding this cinema cafe was a blessing in a small town on a Sunday. The staff were friendly and the place had a warm and cosy feel with a great selection of reasonably priced foods and drinks. Would recommend 100%
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    An interesting war memorial at a busy crossroads in the centre of the town. It's up to date because there's even the name of a soldier who fell in Afghanistan in recent times. No doubt, there's probably a story behind every one of those names.
    Written September 10, 2020
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  • gbs732
    2 contributions
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    We have been coming here for almost 2 years now. Outstanding, lots of enthusiasm and very encouraging. What ever your level of riding ability they will bring out the best in you, as they have we me, my girls and my husband.
    Written May 30, 2015
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  • Michelle C
    Sutton, UK263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here for a friend's birthday. It was different and good fun. Very relaxing and for those of you who are creative, this is for you!

    When you arrive (suggest you book!), you choose an item you would like to paint and away you go after being briefed.

    It was good fun.
    Written August 23, 2020
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  • anna t
    Melle, Belgium47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    the guiness is delicious, the pub and the bar is cosy and the staff is very kind but not much interested in their guests
    Written May 4, 2015
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,187 contributions
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    On a cold winter's night there is nothing to beat a roaring fire and that's what you get in The Queen's Inn Bar. Not only that but you also get an equally warm welcome from the staff. The decor is also interesting; large 'wine cork' stools, barrels for tables and easy chairs with coffee tables. There is also a good choice of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. It is a very nice place to while away a couple of hours
    Written November 14, 2019
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  • Cara Champ
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    Terrible customer service. No refund after 2 hours of purchase, I wanted to exchange to a different size but they didn’t have it and still would not refund me!
    Written July 15, 2023
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