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We knew it all along :)

A coastal village in Kent has been revealed as the number one trending seaside destination on Airbnb. Sandgate, which is nestled between Folkestone and Hythe, has beaten popular spots Margate and Whitstable as having seen the biggest rise in Brits searching for homes on the … Continue reading

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Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

St Paul’s Church Sandgate Saturday 24th July at 3pm We would like to invite you to a special service on Saturday 24th July. Visitors will be asked to write down the names of those who are no longer with us … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Members Get Together

Dear Members The current news looks promising so, fingers crossed, we will be re-opening the Old Fire Station at 1030 on Saturday 31st July. We will be serving tea, coffee and fizz outside, so please come along to join us … Continue reading

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Sandgate Safari; Sandgate Was Buzzing!

Sal Kenward – Sandgate Society This is just some of the feedback we have received from our “Stratospheric” Sandgate Safari on Saturday! “Best community day ever”, “Met new neighbours for the first time”, “This HAS to be an annual event”, … Continue reading

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Date For Old Fire Station Return To Normal

The bunting is dusted off, the kettle descaled; the coffee pods ordered, the glasses polished and the fizz on ice. We were ready to open on 3rd July, but in view of the postponement of Freedom Day, we now have … Continue reading

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Lilla, The Countess of Chichester & The Chichester Memorial Hall

Lilla, baptised Elizabeth Mary Bligh, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 22nd March 1837. She died aged 47 on 7th December 1911 at Enbrook. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Duncan Bligh and his first wife Elizabeth Mary Gisborne. … Continue reading

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Proudly Flying The Seaside Award Flag

The Seaside Award is a highly valued recognition because it tells local people and visitors who visit the coast that a beach awarded the Seaside Award has achieved certain high standards of safety and cleanliness. The great news is – … Continue reading

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Sandgate Sale Garden Safari

An exciting way to sell the contents of your cleared-out cupboards and garages!  Selling from your front garden / garden as part of a registered Safari or a chance to stroll around Sandgate, meeting people and grabbing a bargain or … Continue reading

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The Sandgate Railway – from departure to demise.

The Railway Mania in the mid 1800s was a classic bubble. Middle-class money was thrilled to be part of this huge social enterprise. From 1843 to 1846 hundreds of companies were formed with shares duly issued in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – 2021 & 2022 Dates For Your Diary

Dear Members, We hope you’ve been keeping well and enjoying being able to get about and about more. Hopefully, it won’t be too long now until we can meet inside again and things open up even more. We have been … Continue reading

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Zoe Varian

We regret to inform you of the passing of Zoe. Below is a message from Melanie Chalk, a Friend, Neighbour  and fellow Trustee of the Sandgate Heritage Trust : It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Zoe Varian passed … Continue reading

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Sandgate Walking Tours

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Tales From The Archives: Pubs, Pubs, Hotels & Breweries!

As the village’s public houses start to reopen it’s an opportune time to look back at Sandgate’s long history of drinking!   There have been over the years many pubs, clubs and hotels in Sandgate in fact at one time it … Continue reading

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Sandgate Garage Safari

On behalf of the Sandgate Society Dear all Is your garage full of lockdown clear outs? Do you have bags of stuff cluttering up your house just waiting to find a good new home? If the answer is yes then … Continue reading

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Prince Philip – RIP

Message from our local Vicar Bob Dear All, It is with great sadness that we hear the news today that Prince Philip has passed away. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Prince Philip was such a great … Continue reading

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Sandgate Sea Festival Is ON

It has been the strangest 12 months that anyone can remember – but some form of normality will resume with the annual Sandgate Sea Festivals return on August bank holiday 2021. We are so pleased to confirm that we can … Continue reading

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H G Wells & Spade House

As you are aware the special exhibition planned by the Sandgate Society Archive Team for 21 November 2020 sadly did not materialise due to the pandemic we are going through.  It is also looking increasingly unlikely that 2021 will not … Continue reading

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Tonys Fabulous Walking Tours

Tony announced “I am thrilled to report that I have today (3rd Mar) confirmed a second season of walking tours of Sandgate between May and September. I will provide further details over the coming weeks. A comprehensive marketing programme, courtesy … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Community Wall of Fame

These are difficult and trying times, but it is heartening to hear more and more stories of local people stepping up to help in so many different ways. The Sandgate Society is therefore seeking nominations for those people who you … Continue reading

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Sandgate CCTV System Commissioned and Live

Sandgate Parish Council is delighted to have completed the installation of the Sandgate CCTV system. The system covers much of the length of Sandgate High Street, Castle Road Car Park, Golden Valley Shopping Centre and Sandgate Park. The multi-camera recording system has been funded from … Continue reading

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