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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 (356 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Kent

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NW of Snowdown)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....


Dover (198 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction SE of Snowdown)

The white cliffs of Dover, the view that has stirred the hearts of English travellers for centuries...

Chilham walk crossing the River Stour (1)

Chilham (43 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction W of Snowdown)

A wonderful historic village set in the beautiful Kent Downs, above the valley of the River Stour. The village's medieval square gives a real sense of history, with its stunning timber-framed buildings, ancient church and fantastic medieval castle...

Bluebell Woods

Hythe (42 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SW of Snowdown)

This delightful seaside resort is one of the five original Cinque Ports, it can trace its noble history all the way back to AD732 when it was granted a charter by the Saxon King Ethelred...

Ramsgate Harbour. Kent. April 2006

Ramsgate (56 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction NE of Snowdown)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...

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Goodnestone Park in early summer

Goodnestone Park Gardens (39 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction N)


Crabble Corn Mill, Dover

Crabble Corn Mill (4 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction SE)

The current mill, built in 1812, is situated in the picturesque village of River, on the outskirts of Dover. There have been.....

Canterbury Royal Museum. Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction NW)

The Canterbury Royal Museum is housed in a magnificent Victorian building of russet brick and impressive black and white timber.....

Sir John Boy's House (kings Gallery) Circa 1647

Sir John Boy's House (5 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NW)

The Crooked House of Canterbury, otherwise known as Sir John Boys house, is an eye-catching feature of Palace Street, and is.....

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral (170 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction NW)

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

Dover Castle, Kent

Dover Castle (147 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SE)

Dover Castle is a medieval castle that was founded in the 11th century and is the largest castle in England, often being.....

Western Heights Defences in Dover, Kent. - Drop Redoubt Fort - Open 3rd/4th June 2006

Western Heights Defences (2 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SE)

The Western Heights in Dover are remains of fortifications built mainly during the Napoleonic Wars when England was under a real.....

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