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in the county of Kent

The final remains of Snowdown Colliery, Kent
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About Snowdown

Snowdown was famous for its colliery, it was one of only four collieries in Kent. It opened between 1907 and 1912, with a new town being built at Aylesham to provide home for workers who came largely from the north-east of England and from Wales.

The colliery, owned by the National Coal Board was operational for less than a hundred years. It finally closed in 1987. Interestingly, its choir which was formed in 1929 still lives on. It was initially founded by a Welshman called John Yorath, who was the choir master of St.Peter's Church, Aylesham, and has now been based in the village for 75 years.

With the closure of the mine the choir now draws members from all walks of life. During its illustrious history it has given over 2,000 concerts in venues in England and Europe, including the Albert Hall.

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Canterbury (317 Pictures)

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The Granary in Staple, Kent, England

The Granary

Staple, Kent, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
The Granary is a holiday home with a garden, situated in Staple in the Kent Region. The unit is 12 km from Canterbury. The kitchen is equipped with an oven and there is a private bathroom. A TV and D...
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A Bit On The Side in Staple, Kent, England

A Bit On The Side

Staple, Kent, England (1.3 miles, 2.0 km, direction E)
Located in Staple in the Kent Region, this holiday home is 13 km from Canterbury. The unit is 11 km from Dover. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an ...
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The Barn in Staple, Kent, England

The Barn

Staple, Kent, England (1.3 miles, 2.2 km, direction NE)
Situated 12 km from Canterbury and 50 km from Southend-on-Sea, The Barn offers accommodation in Staple. The property is 13 km from Dover and free private parking is featured. A dishwasher, an oven an...
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Plum Tree Cottage B&B in Goodnestone, Kent, England

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Goodnestone, Kent, England (1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction NW)
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The Fitzwalter Arms in Goodnestone, Kent, England

The Fitzwalter Arms

Goodnestone, Kent, England (2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction N)
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Little Court Cottage in Barham, Kent, England

Little Court Cottage

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Derringstone Manor B&B in Barham, Kent, England

Derringstone Manor B&B

Barham, Kent, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction SW)
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Snowdown Station(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Aylesham Station(0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
M20 Junction 13(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction S)
M20 Junction 12(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction S)
Lydd Airport(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction SW)
London City Airport(53.7 miles, 86.4 km, direction W)
Snowdown to London(61.4 miles, 98.7 km, direction W)