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Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England. [1]

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A249 road

The A249 is a road in Kent, England, running from Maidstone to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey.

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Acre

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems.

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Administrative counties of England

Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to 1974.

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Arriva Southern Counties

Arriva Southern Counties Arriva Southern Counties Limited formerly Invictaway Limited formerly Einkorn Limited is a bus operator in Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Essex in England.

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Arson

Arson is a crime of intentionally, deliberately and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, abandoned homes, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage or enjoy the act.

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Blue Flag beach

The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards.

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Blue Town

Blue Town is a suburb of the town of Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

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BRFM 95.6 FM

95.6 BRFM is a community radio station serving the Isle of Sheppey in Kent which launched on 30 October 2006.

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Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is a professional football club based in Falmer, East Sussex, England.

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Canterbury

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.

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Canterbury College, Kent

Canterbury College was established in 1947 and has grown to be one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East, with campuses in Canterbury and Swale.

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Chalkwell Coaches

Chalkwell Coaches is a bus and coach tour operator in Sittingbourne, Kent.

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Charles Hezlet

Charles Owen Hezlet (16 May 1891 – 22 November 1965) was an Irish amateur golfer.

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Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.

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Chatham main line

The Chatham main line is a railway line in England that links London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate, travelling via Medway (of which the town of Chatham is part, hence the name).

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Chatham, Kent

Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.

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Commander-in-Chief, The Nore

The Commander-in-Chief, The Nore was an operational commander of the Royal Navy.

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Communication

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Cooperative

A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".

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Council house

A council house is a form of public or social housing built by local municipalities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank (born 26 August 1949) is a British art historian and BBC television presenter, with a special interest in the history of architecture.

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Derek Wyatt

Derek Murray Wyatt FRSA (born 4 December 1949) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sittingbourne and Sheppey from 1997 to 2010, having previously been a councillor in the London Borough of Haringey.

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Districts of England

The districts of England (also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government.

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Dover

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.

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Edward Reed (naval architect)

Sir Edward James Reed, KCB, FRS (20 September 1830 – 30 November 1906) was a British naval architect, author, politician, and railroad magnate.

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Edward VII

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.

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Electoral district

An electoral district, (election) precinct, election district, or legislative district, called a voting district by the US Census (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area, or electorate) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Esplanade

An esplanade or promenade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk.

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Faversham (UK Parliament constituency)

Faversham was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Faversham in Kent which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Ferry

A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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Further education

Further education (often abbreviated FE) in the United Kingdom and Ireland is education in addition to that received at secondary school, that is distinct from the higher education (HE) offered in universities and other academic institutions.

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Garden gnome

Garden gnomes (lit) are lawn ornament figurines of small humanoid creatures known as gnomes that are typically males wearing red pointy hats.

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Geoff Beynon

Ernest Geoffrey Beynon (4 October 1926 – 21 October 2012), known as Geoff Beynon, was a British trade union leader.

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Gillingham F.C.

Gillingham Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, England.

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Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II

The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was the international celebration held in 2002 marking the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was intended by the Queen to be both a commemoration of her 50 years as monarch and an opportunity for her to officially and personally thank her people for their loyalty.

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Gordon Henderson (politician)

Gordon Henderson (born 27 January 1948) is a British Conservative Party politician.

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Great Mill, Sheerness

Great Mill or Ride's Mill is a Grade II listed smock mill just off the High Street in Sheerness, Kent, England, that was demolished in 1924, and now has a new smock tower built on it as residential accommodation.

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Halfway Houses

Halfway Houses is a village on the Isle of Sheppey in the Swale borough of Kent in England.

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Hectare

The hectare (SI symbol: ha) is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100 meter sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land.

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Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.

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Higher education

Higher education (also called post-secondary education, third-level or tertiary education) is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education.

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History of Kent

Kent is a traditional county in South East England with long-established human occupation.

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Hulk (ship type)

A hulk is a ship that is afloat, but incapable of going to sea.

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Human settlement

In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.

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Isle of Grain

St James, Isle of Grain (Old English Greon meaning gravel) is a village and the easternmost point of the Hoo Peninsula within the district of Medway in Kent.

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Isle of Sheppey

The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the northern coast of Kent, England in the Thames Estuary, some to the east of London.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Kent County Council

Kent County Council is a county council that governs most of the county of Kent in England.

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Kent County League

The Kent County League, is a football competition based in Kent, England.

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Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when the pupils are aged between 7 and 11 years.

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KM Group

KM Media Group aka KM Group, formally known as Kent Messenger Group, is a multimedia company in the county of Kent.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Clay

The London Clay Formation is a marine geological formation of Ypresian (early Eocene Epoch, c. 56–49 Ma) age which crops out in the southeast of England.

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London Victoria station

Victoria station, also known as London Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in Victoria, in the City of Westminster, managed by Network Rail.

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M2 motorway (Great Britain)

The M2 is a motorway in Kent, England.

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M20 motorway

The M20 is a motorway in Kent, England.

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Maidstone

Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Michael Palin

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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Middle school

A middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) is an educational stage which exists in some countries, providing education between primary school and secondary school.

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Minster, Swale

Minster is a large village on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey and in the Swale district of Kent, England.

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Minster-on-Sea

Minster-on-Sea is a civil parish in the English county of Kent.

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Navy Board

The Navy Board also known as the Navy Office and formerly known as the Council of the Marine or Council of the Marine Causes was the organisation with responsibility for day-to-day civil administration of the Royal Navy between 1546 and 1832.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Scientist

New Scientist, first published on 22 November 1956, is a weekly, English-language magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology.

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North Sea

The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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Northcliffe Media

Northcliffe Media Ltd. (formerly Northcliffe Newspapers Group) was a large regional newspaper publisher in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).

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Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located over two sites in Minster-on-Sea on the Isle of Sheppey in the English county of Kent.

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Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports directly to the UK Parliament.

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Olau Line

Olau Line was a shipping company that existed from 1956 to 1994.

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Pier

Seaside pleasure pier in Brighton, England. The first seaside piers were built in England in the early 19th century. A pier is a raised structure in a body of water, typically supported by well-spaced piles or pillars.

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Points of the compass

The points of the compass mark the divisions on a compass, which is primarily divided into four points: north, south, east, and west.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Primary school

A primary school (or elementary school in American English and often in Canadian English) is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about seven to twelve, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school.

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Public administration

Public Administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service.

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Queenborough

Queenborough is a small town on the Isle of Sheppey in the Swale borough of Kent in South East England.

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Raid on the Medway

The Raid on the Medway, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War in June 1667, was a successful attack conducted by the Dutch navy on English battleships at a time when most were virtually unmanned and unarmed, laid up in the fleet anchorages off Chatham Dockyard and Gillingham in the county of Kent.

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Ramsgate

Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England.

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Richard Beeching

Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching (21 April 1913 – 23 March 1985), commonly known as Dr Beeching, was a physicist and engineer who for a short but very notable time was chairman of British Railways and an affiliate of the Conservative Party in Britain.

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Richard Carpenter (footballer)

Richard Carpenter (born 30 September 1972) is an English footballer, born in Sheerness, who played as a midfielder for Gillingham, Fulham, Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

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River Medway

The River Medway is a river in South East England.

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Rod Hull

Rodney Stephen "Rod" Hull (13 August 1935 – 17 March 1999) was an English comedian, best known as a popular entertainer on British television in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Rolling (metalworking)

In metalworking, rolling is a metal forming process in which metal stock is passed through one or more pairs of rolls to reduce the thickness and to make the thickness uniform.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man.

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Seaside resort

A seaside resort is a resort town or resort hotel, located on the coast.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.

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Sheerness and District Tramways

The Sheerness and District Tramways operated a tramway service in Sheerness between 1903 and 1917.

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Sheerness Dockyard

Sheerness Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the Sheerness peninsula, at the mouth of the River Medway in Kent.

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Sheerness line

The Sheerness line is located in Kent, England, and connects on the Isle of Sheppey with on the mainland, and with the Chatham Main Line for trains towards London, Ramsgate or Dover Priory.

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Sheerness-on-Sea railway station

Sheerness-on-Sea railway station is on the Sheerness Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Sheerness.

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Sheppey Light Railway

The Sheppey Light Railway was a railway on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England which ran from Leysdown to Queenborough, where it connected with the South Eastern and Chatham Railway's Sheerness Line.

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Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels.

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Shipyard

A shipyard (also called a dockyard) is a place where ships are built and repaired.

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Shoal

In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.

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Shoeburyness Boom

The Shoeburyness Boom (also known as the Sheerness Boom, Thames Boom or Thames Estuary Boom) refers to two defensive barriers erected across the Thames Estuary in the mid-20th century.

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Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

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Site of Special Scientific Interest

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.

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Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne is an industrial town situated in the Swale district of Kent in south east England, from Canterbury and from London.

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Sittingbourne and Sheppey (UK Parliament constituency)

Sittingbourne and Sheppey is a constituency represented in the House of Commons since 2010 by Gordon Henderson, a Conservative.

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Smock mill

The smock mill is a type of windmill that consists of a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded or thatched tower, usually with six or eight sides.

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Social work

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.

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Southeastern (train operating company)

London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern, is a British train operating company owned by the Anglo-French joint venture Govia that provides rail services in South East England.

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Spithead and Nore mutinies

The Spithead and Nore mutinies were two major mutinies by sailors of the Royal Navy in 1797.

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Stanley Hooker

Sir Stanley George Hooker, FRS, DPhil, BSc, FRAeS, MIMechE, FAAAS, (30 September 1907 – 24 May 1984) was a mathematician and jet engine engineer.

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Swale

Swale is a local government district with borough status in Kent, England and is bounded by Medway to the west, Canterbury to the east, Ashford to the south and Maidstone to the south west.

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Swale Borough Council

Swale Borough Council is the local authority for Swale in Kent.

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Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary is the estuary in which the River Thames meets the waters of the North Sea, in the south-east of Great Britain.

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The Kings Ferry

The Kings Ferry is a coach operator based in Kent, England.

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Thomas Bilbe

Thomas Bilbe (1811 – 5 October 1896) was an English shipbuilder and shipowner based in Rotherhithe.

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Tower mill

A tower mill is a type of vertical windmill consisting of a brick or stone tower, on which sits a wooden 'cap' or roof, which can rotate to bring the sails into the wind.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom census, 2001

A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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United Kingdom local elections, 2007

The 2007 UK local government elections were held on 3 May 2007.

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Uwe Johnson

Uwe Johnson (20 July 1934 – 22 February 1984) was a German writer, editor, and scholar.

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Vlissingen

Vlissingen (Zeelandic: Vlissienge; historical name in Flushing) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren.

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VTOL

A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

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Water supply network

A water supply system or water supply network is a system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components which provide water supply.

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Wetland

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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William Penney, Baron Penney

William George Penney, Baron Penney (24 June 1909 – 3 March 1991), was an English mathematician and professor of mathematical physics at the Imperial College London and later the rector of Imperial College.

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Windmill

A windmill is a mill that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheerness

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