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Alfred Edgar Coppard (4 January 187813 January 1957) was an English writer, noted for his influence on the short story form, and poet.
The A20 is a major road in south-east England, carrying traffic from London to Dover in Kent.
The A259 is a road on the south coast of England passing through Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and part of Kent.
105.9 Academy FM is a community radio station serving the town of Folkestone in Kent, which launched on 31 March 2011.
Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom set up in 1937 dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids.
Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone; 29 April 186811 September 1947) was a British society hostess and a long-time mistress of King Edward VII.
Amateur theatre, also known as amateur dramatics, is theatre performed by amateur actors and singers.
The Anglo-French Survey (1784–1790) was the survey to measure the relative situation of Greenwich Observatory and the Paris Observatory.
An annual general meeting (commonly abbreviated as AGM, also known as the annual meeting) is a meeting of the general membership of an organization.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value.
Arm & Hammer is a registered trademark of Church & Dwight, a major American manufacturer of household products.
Arthur Brough (born Frederick Arthur Baker; 26 February 1905 – 28 May 1978) was a British actor and theatre founder, producer and director best known for portraying the character of senior menswear salesman Ernest Grainger on the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?.
Ashford International railway station is a National Rail international and regional station on the High Speed 1, South Eastern Main Line and Marshlink Line in England, United Kingdom, serving the town of Ashford, Kent.
Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England.
Augustine of Canterbury (born first third of the 6th century – died probably 26 May 604) was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597.
Aylesford is a village and civil parish on the River Medway in Kent, 4 miles NW of Maidstone in England.
Æthelberht (also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert or Ethelbert, Old English Æðelberht,; 550 – 24 February 616) was King of Kent from about 589 until his death.
Étaples or Étaples-sur-Mer (Dutch: Stapel) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.
The Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England, literally "The Air Battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe.
The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain.
BBC Radio Kent is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Kent and parts of southeast London.
The Bedford Dormobile is a 1960s-era campervan (motorcaravan, motorhome) conversion, based on the Bedford CA van, and subsequently on the Bedford CF.
Saint Bertha or Saint Aldeberge (c. 565 – d. in or after 601) was the queen of Kent whose influence led to the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England.
Boulogne-sur-Mer, often called Boulogne (Latin: Gesoriacum or Bononia, Boulonne-su-Mér, Bonen), is a coastal city in Northern France.
The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.
Brockhill Country Park is in Saltwood, near Hythe in Kent, England.
Calais (Calés; Kales) is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (born Camilla Rosemary Shand, later Parker Bowles; 17 July 1947) is a member of the British royal family.
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England.
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is an Anglican new university in Canterbury, Kent, England.
Capel-le-Ferne is a village situated near Folkestone, Kent.
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (frequently shortened to Carter USM) were an English indie rock band formed in 1988 by singer Jim "Jim Bob" Morrison and guitarist Les "Fruitbat" Carter.
Catherine Ann Crowe, née Stevens, (20 September 1803 in Borough Green, Kent – 14 June 1876 in Folkestone), was an English novelist, story writer and playwright, who also wrote for children.
Central London is the innermost part of London, in the United Kingdom, spanning several boroughs.
The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed the Chunnel) is a rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.
In England and Wales, charter trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter or city charter after a district with the status of a borough or city has been abolished, until such time as a parish council is established.
Cheriton Hill is a hill overlooking the English Channel near Folkestone in the south-east corner of Kent, England.
Cheriton is a northern suburb of Folkestone in Kent.
The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
Christian Boltanski (born 1944) is a French sculptor, photographer, painter and film maker, most well known for his photography installations and contemporary French Conceptual style.
Church & Dwight Co, Inc. is a major American manufacturer of household products that is based in Ewing, New Jersey.
The Confederation of Cinque Ports is a historic series of coastal towns in Kent and Sussex.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
A Councillor is a member of a local government council.
A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county.
Damian Noel Thomas Collins (born 4 February 1974, Northampton) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.
David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (7 May 1917 – 24 June 2000) was an English stage, film and television actor and comedian.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.
Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England.
Eadbald (Ēadbald) was King of Kent from 616 until his death in 640.
Eamon Everall (born 6 October 1948) is an English artist and educator.
Saint Eanswith (Ēanswīþ; born c. 614, Kent, England. Died c. 640, Folkestone, England), also spelled Eanswythe or Eanswide, was an Anglo Saxon princess.
Earl of Radnor is a title which has been created twice.
East Cliff and Warren Country Park is in Folkestone, in Kent, England.
The East Indian Railway Company, also known as the East Indian Railway (EIR), introduced railways to eastern and northern India, while the Companies such as the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, South Indian Railway, Central India Railway and the North-Western Railway operated in other parts of India.
East Kent College is a further education college (although also provides higher education courses) located in Broadstairs, Kent on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom.
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of Brighton.
Ebbsfleet International railway station is a railway station in Ebbsfleet Valley, in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, outside the eastern boundary of Greater London, England.
Ebbsfleet is a hamlet near Ramsgate, Kent, at the head of Pegwell Bay.
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
Elham (pronounced Eel-um) is a village and civil parish in East Kent situated approximately south of Canterbury and north east of Folkestone in the Elham Valley.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The England women's national rugby union team first played in 1982.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The European Grasstrack Championship is a motorcycle championship and is organised by Union Européenne de Motocyclisme.
The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU).
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle (sometimes shortened to Le Shuttle or The Shuttle) is a railway shuttle service between Coquelles (near Calais) in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and Cheriton (near Folkestone) in Kent, United Kingdom.
Fairlight is a village in East Sussex, England within Rother district, three miles (5 km) to the east of Hastings.
Folkestone & Hythe is a local government district in Kent, England, in the south-east of the county.
Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society, FHODS, is a charitable organization that holds performances and events at its theatre in Shorncliffe, the Tower Theatre.
Folkestone and Hythe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.
Folkestone Central railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, and is the main station serving the town of Folkestone, Kent.
Folkestone East is a former railway station in Folkestone, England.
Folkestone Football Club was the name of two English football clubs based in the town of Folkestone, Kent.
Folkestone Harbour is the main harbour of the town of Folkestone in Kent, England.
Folkestone Harbour station was a railway station built to serve the port of Folkestone in Kent, one of three stations in the town.
Folkestone Invicta Football Club is a football club based in Folkestone, Kent, England.
Folkestone Roman Villa, also referred to as the East Bay Site, is a villa built during the Roman Occupation of Britain, and is located in East Wear Bay near the port town of Folkestone, in Kent, England.
Folkestone School for Girls (FSG) is an all-girls grammar school with academy status, located in Folkestone, Kent, England.
The Folkestone Triennial is an arts festival held every three years in Folkestone, England.
Folkestone West railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving the western area of Folkestone, Kent.
The Folkestone White Horse is a white horse hill figure, carved into Cheriton Hill, Folkestone, Kent, South East England.
Gault is a rock formation of stiff blue clay deposited in a calm, fairly deep-water marine environment during the Lower Cretaceous Period (Upper and Middle Albian).
George Turnbull was a British engineer responsible from 1851 to 1863 for construction of the first railway line from Calcutta to Benares, some 600 miles – later extended to Delhi.
Geraint Owen Jones (born 14 July 1976) is a former England and Papua New Guinea international cricketer.
Gold is a network of oldies radio stations which was formed by the merger of the Capital Gold network and the Classic Gold Network in August 2007.
Gravesend is an ancient town in northwest Kent, England, situated 21 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross (central London) on the south bank of the Thames Estuary and opposite Tilbury in Essex.
Greensand or green sand is a sand or sandstone which has a greenish color.
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of the county town of Lewes and south east of London.
Heart Kent (previously Invicta FM) is a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network.
Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG) is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of all maritime search and rescue (SAR) within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region.
High Speed 1 (HS1), legally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), is a high-speed railway between London and the United Kingdom end of the Channel Tunnel.
Hythe is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the district of Folkestone and Hythe on the south coast of Kent.
The Isle of Thanet lies at the most easterly point of Kent, England.
James Cullum Tredwell (born 27 February 1982) is an English international cricketer.
James William Thomas Hill, OBE (22 July 1928 – 19 December 2015) was an English football professional and personality.
Jocelyn Brooke (30 November 1908 – 29 October 1966) was an English author born in Kent.
Julian Wyatt Glover (born 27 March 1935) is a Laurence Olivier Award-winning English classical actor, with many stage, television and film roles since commencing his career in the 1950s.
June Muriel Brown, MBE (born 16 February 1927) is an English actress, known for her role as Dot Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1985 onwards.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
The Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located on the former RAF Hawkinge, a World War II airfield 4 miles inland from Folkestone, England.
Kent County Council is a county council that governs most of the county of Kent in England.
The Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Kent, England.
KMFM Shepway and White Cliffs Country is an Independent Local Radio serving the districts of Dover and Folkestone and Hythe (previously known as Shepway) and the surrounding areas in Kent, South East England.
KOS Media is a multimedia company based in the county of Kent in South East England.
Leas Cliff Hall is an Entertainment and Function venue situated in Folkestone, on the Kent coast of England.
Originally installed in 1885, in Folkestone, Kent, the Grade II Listed, Leas Lift is a funicular railway which carries passengers between the seafront and the promenade.
Lenham is a market village and civil parish in Kent situated on the southern edge of the North Downs, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford.
Lewisham is an area of south London, England, south-east of Charing Cross.
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
A long-distance trail (or long-distance track, path, footpath or greenway) is a longer recreational trail mainly through rural areas, used for non-motorized recreational walking, backpacking, cycling, horse riding or cross-country skiing.
Lyminge is a village in southeast Kent, England.
The M20 is a motorway in Kent, England.
The M25 or London Orbital Motorway is a motorway that encircles almost all of Greater London, England (with the exception of North Ockendon), in the United Kingdom.
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town.
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups.
Martello towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the French Revolutionary Wars onwards.
Match of the Day is the BBC's principal football programme.
In Old World archaeology, Mesolithic (Greek: μέσος, mesos "middle"; λίθος, lithos "stone") is the period between the Upper Paleolithic and the Neolithic.
Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin; 26 January 1922General Register Office for England and Wales - Birth Register for the March Quarter of 1922, Watford Registration District, Reference 3a 1478, listed as "Michael J. Bentin", mother's maiden name as "Dawkins". – 26 November 1996)General Register Office for England and Wales - Death Register for November 1996, Sutton Registration District, Reference C6B 296, listed as "Michael James Bentine" with a date of birth of 26 January 1922.
Middelburg is a city and municipality in the south-western Netherlands serving as the capital of the province of Zeeland.
Morcheeba are an English electronic band formed in the mid-1990s with founding members vocalist Skye Edwards and the brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey.
Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.
National Express is an intercity and InterRegional coach operator providing services throughout Great Britain.
A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.
Neil John Dexter (born 21 August 1984) is a South African-born English cricketer, currently playing for Leicestershire.
David Noel Redding (25 December 1945 – 11 May 2003) was an English rock musician, best known as the bass player and occasional lead singer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and guitarist/singer for Fat Mattress.
Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially "shire districts", are a type of local government district in England.
The Normans (Norman: Normaunds; Normands; Normanni) were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France.
The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.
The North Downs Way National Trail is a long-distance path in southern England, opened in 1978.
An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement.
The Paris Observatory (Observatoire de Paris or Observatoire de Paris-Meudon), a research institution of PSL Research University, is the foremost astronomical observatory of France, and one of the largest astronomical centres in the world.
Paul Victor Godfrey, CM, OOnt (born 1939) is a businessman and former Canadian politician.
Peene is situated on the outskirts of Folkestone and is joined with the neighbouring village of Newington (where, at the 2011 census, the population was included).
Pent Valley Technology College (formerly Pent Valley Secondary Modern School) was a secondary school situated in Cheriton, Kent, England.
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett; 13 April 1951) is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms.
A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.
Quern-stones are stone tools for hand-grinding a wide variety of materials.
Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author.
Robert Hartman Joseph (born 20 January 1982) is an Antiguan-born English former professional cricketer.
Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Romney Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
The Royal Military Canal is a canal running for between Seabrook near Folkestone and Cliff End near Hastings, following the old cliff line bordering Romney Marsh, which was constructed as a defence against the possible invasion of England during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG; known as the Old Royal Observatory from 1957 to 1998, when the working Royal Greenwich Observatory, RGO, moved from Greenwich to Herstmonceux) is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.
The Sacconi Quartet is a UK-based classical music string quartet founded in 2001 by four graduates of the Royal College of Music, London, UK.
Saga is a British company focused on serving the needs of those aged 50 and over.
Samuel Plimsoll (10 February 1824 – 3 June 1898) was an English politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line (a line on a ship's hull indicating the maximum safe draft, and therefore the minimum freeboard for the vessel in various operating conditions).
Sandgate is a village in the Folkestone and Hythe Urban Area in the Folkestone and Hythe district of Kent, England.
The Saxon Shore Way is a long-distance footpath in England.
Sellindge is a civil parish and village on the A20 road between Ashford and Folkestone in Kent, South East England.
Sidcup is a district of south-east London, England, primarily in the London Borough of Bexley.
Silver Spring Soft Drinks Ltd was a commercial limited company that produced a range of soft drinks from its factory and headquarters at Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament.
The South Eastern main line is a major long-distance railway route in South East England, UK, one of the two main routes crossing the county of Kent, going via Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Ashford and Folkestone to Dover.
The South Eastern Railway (SER) was a railway company in south-eastern England from 1836 until 1922.
St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Church is a Grade II* listed Anglican church in Folkestone, Kent, situated not far from cliffs overlooking the English Channel.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
Stagecoach in East Kent, which forms part of Stagecoach South East, operate many routes within the East Kent region.
The Wave Route is the name given to a bus service in the Kent and East Sussex regions in South East England that run from Eastbourne and Dover on the south coast.
The Strait of Dover or Dover Strait, historically known as the Dover Narrows (pas de Calais - Strait of Calais); Nauw van Kales or Straat van Dover), is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, marking the boundary between the Channel and North Sea, separating Great Britain from continental Europe. The shortest distance across the strait,, is from the South Foreland, northeast of Dover in the English county of Kent, to Cap Gris Nez, a cape near to Calais in the French département of Pas-de-Calais. Between these points lies the most popular route for cross-channel swimmers. The entire strait is within the territorial waters of France and the United Kingdom, but a right of transit passage under the UNCLOS exists allowing unrestricted shipping. On a clear day, it is possible to see the opposite coastline of England from France and vice versa with the naked eye, with the most famous and obvious sight being the white cliffs of Dover from the French coastline and shoreline buildings on both coastlines, as well as lights on either coastline at night, as in Matthew Arnold's poem "Dover Beach".
Stratford International is the name of a National Rail station in Stratford and a separate, but nearby, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station located in East Village in London and within the Greater London metropolitan area. Despite the station's name, no international services call there. The National Rail platforms are, however, served by domestic Southeastern trains on the High Speed 1 route originating at St. Pancras, with interchange to Eurostar trains (which are international) at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford. On the DLR it is a terminus – one of 7 end of the line termini – for local services via. Construction of the National Rail station was completed in 2006 but it only opened in 2009, for Southeastern services on HS1. In 2011 an extension of the DLR was opened to connect Stratford International to the wider London public transport network and to the main Stratford station to the south. The DLR station is physically separate and across the road from the HS1 station. Oyster cards and contactless payment cards are valid for travel to and from Stratford International, with the DLR station in Travelcard zone 2/3, but special fares apply at the HS1 station. The four-platform HS1 station is built within "Stratford Box", a concrete-sided cutting, meaning the station is located below ground level. It is located near the centre of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, adjacent to the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Stuckism is an international art movement founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting as opposed to conceptual art.
Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.
Swanley is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England.
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
The FIM Team Long Track World Championship is an annual long track motorcycle racing event held each year organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) since 2007.
The Folkestone Academy is an all-through coeducational secondary school in Folkestone, Kent.
The Frogmore Papers is a quarterly literary magazine published in the United Kingdom.
The Harvey Grammar School is located in Folkestone, Kent, England.
The Leas is a large area of land owned and maintained by the National Trust along the coastal cliffs of South Shields, England.
Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (9 August 1757 – 2 September 1834) was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder.
The Tower Theatre is a theatre in Folkestone, Kent that has been converted from the garrison church of Shorncliffe Camp barracks.
A town council, village council or rural council is a form of local government for small municipalities.
Tracey Emin, CBE, RA (born 3 July 1963) is an English contemporary artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork.
Tres de Febrero (February 3) is a partido of the Greater Buenos Aires conurbation area in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Trustee (or the holding of a trusteeship) is a legal term which, in its broadest sense, is a synonym for anyone in a position of trust and so can refer to any person who holds property, authority, or a position of trust or responsibility for the benefit of another.
The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales and includes the Elizabethan period during the reign of Elizabeth I until 1603.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
The University of Greenwich is a public and research university located in London, in the United Kingdom.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or VSOE, is a private luxury train service from London to Venice and other European cities.
William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
Sir William Cubitt (1785–1861) was an eminent English civil engineer and millwright.
William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology.
A world war, is a large-scale war involving many of the countries of the world or many of the most powerful and populous ones.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wrotham (pronounced) is a village on the Pilgrims' Way in Kent, at the foot of the North Downs.