Published November 2019.
Wittersham CE Primary School, founded by Rev. William Cornwallis in 1820, has educated the children of the Isle of Oxney for 200 years. This is the untold story of its establishment, turmoil, success, desperate lows and glorious triumphs.
160 pages; lavishly illustrated with over 200 rare and unseen images.
£15 (royalties to the Wittersham School Association).
Available from 15th November 2019.
Published November 2018.
High Halden CE Primary School, built in 1868, has educated
local children for 150 years. This is the untold story of how the
school was founded in the face of great opposition, experienced
glorious highs and desperate lows, and finally established itself at
the centre of village life.
184 pages; lavishly illustrated with 250 rare and unseen images.
£15 (all profits to High Halden School PTFA).
The Urgent Miss Babington
Published October 2018.
What a woman! She was the daughter of Rev. J A Babington, vicar of St Mildred’s, Tenterden, and worked alongside him supporting his ministry and contributing hugely to the life of the town. Her contributions to the war effort during World War One are noted, as is her help with the town stricken by the influenza outbreak in 1918. The pair moved to Canterbury in 1924 on his retirement, and in due course she became the Secretary, Steward and Treasurer of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. For this work she was awarded the OBE. She helped instigate the first Canterbury Festivals. During World War Two she became a significant figure in supporting the Canterbury community through her work as Coordinator of the WVS.
£10 (all profits towards the reordering of St Mildred's Church, Tenterden).