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The Tenterden and District Museum - local history treasure house
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 20
Word(s) of the day: "summer solstice" - the day of longest sunlight; the moment when the sun reaches its furthest point from the equator & seems briefly static in the sky. One of the year's two true turns. From the Latin sōlstitium (sōl; sun & sistĕre; to stand still).
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Imperial War Museums Jun 17
'The Last Fighting Tommy', Harry Patch, was born in 1898. Harry fought at Passchendaele, but for decades, he didn't speak of his service. It wasn't until he reached the age of 100 that he began sharing his wartime experiences. Discover his story:
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NaturalHistoryMuseum Jun 18
It's National Insect Week and we're celebrating these important critters. From flies to fleas, insects are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. Join us at and see one of nature's most spectacular examples:
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 18
Word(s) of the day: "thin place" - in Celtic Christianity especially, a site in the landscape where the boundary between the sacred & profane worlds is thinnest; a location where spiritual experience might most readily occur. (Winter image of the Skelligs by John Finn)
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The British Library Jun 21
It’s just got even bigger: has a new chapter on Restoration and the 18th century. Explore literary treasures from the epic poem Paradise Lost to the very first novels.
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British Museum Jun 16
This amazingly detailed sandstone sculpture was carved around 1,000 years ago in India. Sculptural pieces like this once decorated the outside of temples. Here the gods Vishnu (‘Hari’) and Shiva (‘Hara’) are combined in the deity Harihara who is depicted in the centre
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Fire Fighter's Helmet from our collection.
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 14
Word of the day: "zephyr" - a mild breeze, a gentle wind. Mythologically, the West Wind (from the Ancient Greek Ζέϕυρος, meaning a due-west wind). As a verb; to move gently or delicately in the manner of a breeze; to waft, drift or float.
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 15
"...the places streams flow into rivers. The open mouths of rivers where they join the sea. The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places." (from 'Where Water Comes Together With Other Water', by Raymond Carver)
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Simon Prichard Jun 15
Isn't this lovely? Read all you can by . It will make your life better.
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Imperial War Museums Jun 15
"I love you more than ever…" Discover the story of a poignant letter home sent by a soldier who fought at Passchendaele:
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British Museum Jun 15
Magna Carta was agreed to by King John in 1215. This copy of the ‘Great Charter’ was made in the 18th century
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MTW NHS Archives Jun 12
A pic of the fire escape ramps at the Kent & Sussex Hospital just prior to opening in 1934 this innovative 30’s design was publicised all over the world by Tunbridge Wells architect Cecil Burns
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Simon Smith Jun 14
Just amazed at the stunning work that’s come from our use of The . So proud of our brilliant talented children. It started in the woods and finished with a musical “Bird Symphony” that the children created. Wowzers! Pt1...
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Robert Macfarlane Jun 15
"The names for ice's varieties are as numerous & lovely as those for clouds: frazil, pancake, nilas, grease, agglomerated brash...": wonderful essay on water's languages & fluencies. Here:
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NaturalHistoryMuseum Jun 15
What can studying British butterflies tell us about our changing climate?
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Imperial War Museums Jun 15
Learn how three sugar cubes reveal what it was like to work in Churchill's secret underground HQ during the Second World War:
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Anne Logan Jun 15
Fabulous to see that the gravestone of Lydia & Dorothy Le Lacheur, suffrage activists of has been restored.
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Ephemeral Elegance Jun 15
Paul and Dorothy Reid epitomize beach chic in this 1930s photo.
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Matt Gaw 🛶 Jun 15
This week i visited to run a workshop on . Just gone back to see some of their spells. The results are nothing short of magical.
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