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  • Mr Sleightholm founded the St Peter’s Village Tour in 1995 to encourage tourists to visit the village and the wider area in Thanet. The Tour is a living historical journey through the village and is now a hugely successful tourist attraction. It has won numerous awards and has been a huge benefit to the local economy in the area. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    British Empire Medal Ceremony, 6th October, 2016

    Kent’s finest were honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their outstanding community work and dedication, the 9 recipients, Mrs Jacqueline Clark (Goudhurst), Mr James Cooper (Canterbury), Mr Paul Emden (Folkestone), Mr Thomas Fisher (Kilndown), Mrs Ann …

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  • Peters Bridge (c) Steve Hickey.

    Peters Bridge Opening Ceremony, 15th September, 2016

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent was delighted to cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony of the new £19 million bridge over the Medway which links the upper reaches and Aylesford village – some eight miles away. Part of a £50 million infrastructure built by developer Trenport …

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  • Master John Joe Heuerman receiving his BEM for Services to Cancer Research. Jonjo has spent over 5 years raising over £200,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund at Cancer Research UK. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    British Empire Medal Ceremony,12th May 2016

    Twelve Kent residents were honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals on 12th May, 2016. Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the recipients  were named in The Queen’s New Year Honours list after the medal was …

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  • From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Chairman of KCC Mr Mike Harrison, Mrs Jeanne Harrison, and Viscountess De L'Isle (c) Barry Duffield

    The Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Reception, 17th June, 2015

     The Lord-Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle held their annual reception in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on Wednesday 17th June for incoming Mayors and Chairmen of Local Authorities in the ceremonial County of Kent. In welcoming them he congratulated them all on becoming First …

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  • Mrs Maureen Lewsey BEM, receiving her medal from the Lord-Lieutenant, for Voluntary Service to St John Ambulance. (c) Barry Duffield.

    The Lord-Lieutenant presented British Empire Medals on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, on 16th April 2015.

    Those people in Kent, who were awarded the British Empire Medals in the 2015 New Year Honours List received them from The Lord-Lieutenant, who made the presentation on Her Majesty’s behalf, on 16th April, 2015. The five recipients and their guests travelled to Penshurst Place …

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  • The Lord-Lieutenant presenting the BEM to Major (Ret’d) Bernard

    BEM Investiture at Penshurst Place, 7th October 2014

    Kent’s finest have been honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the 6 recipients, Major (Ret’d) Maurice Bernard from Chatham, Mr Anthony Condon from Dover, Mr Noel Grabham from Tonbridge and …

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  • HRH The Duke of Kent unveiling the commemorative stone (c) David Hodgkinson

    Unveiling of Tonbridge Memorial Gardens Refurbishment, 22nd September 2014

    On Monday 22nd September 2014 at 11 am, HRH the Duke of Kent unveiled the newly refurbished Tonbridge Memorial Gardens in the presence of some 350 invited guests and the public.This was the culmination of a five year project by the Tonbridge Memorial Trust and …

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  • The Reverend David Green with parishioners in the beautiful church dating back to the 13th century. (c) Mike Rowe.

    Offham Annual Village Service, 22nd June 2014

    Offham village near West Malling held its Annual Village Church Service on Sunday 22nd June at St Michael’s Church with  the Reverend David Green officiating.  The theme of this year’s service was remembering a village, county and community in the Great War Years 1914-1918, through a selection …

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  • From left: Mrs Susan Haydock, the Chairman of Kent County Council’s Escort, the Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Viscountess De L’Isle and new Chairman of Kent County Council, Mr Peter Homewood. (c) Robert Berry.

    Lord-Lieutenant welcomes New Civic Heads, 19th June, 2014

    Kent’s in-coming civic heads were congratulated by The Queen’s representative in the County at a reception on 19th June to welcome them at the start of their year of office. It was an opportunity for the new County, Borough and District Council Chairmen and Mayors from …

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  • Mrs Janet Tootal and Group Captain Patrick Tootal (c) Barry Duffield

    Presentation of British Empire Medals at Penshurst Place, 29th April, 2014

    Kent’s finest were recently honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the 6 recipients were presented with their awards by Kent’s Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, The Queen’s representative in the county, …

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