Tony and Pat Richardson Photo Archive

These old photos of the parish are provided from the archive of Pat and Tony Richardson, with our thanks. They are subject to copyright: if you would like to reproduce them please contact Lucy Farrington at lucyfarrington@yahoo.co.uk in the first instance.
  

Ploughing at Westwell in the 1980s
Ploughing in Westwell in the mid-1980's

Snow fall in 1987
Snow ploughs were needed on the lane to Challock in 1987. Residents in Dunn Street were stranded for several days

Storm damage in Dunn Street, 1987
Damage to trees on Dunn Street from the 1987 storm

Pilgrims Way barn on fire in 1993. Pat Richardson reported it to emergency services, but the barn was destroyed
Pilgrims Way barn on fire in 1993. Pat Richardson reported it to emergency services, but the barn was destroyed
 
Remains of the Pilgrims Way barn after the fire in 1993. It was demolished shortly afterwards
Remains of the Pilgrims Way barn after the fire in 1993. It was demolished shortly afterwards

Crop Sprayer Airplane
Crop sprayer plane and barn on Pilgrims Way, circa early 1990's

M20 Fun Day
Public were invited to a Fun Day on the newly constructed M20 motorway in 1991, and were given packets of seeds to scatter on the banks

Watery Lane M20 bridge construction
Watery Lane motorway bridge under construction in 1990s

Mysterous sheep appeared
These mystery sheep appeared on the Wheel Green in 1996. The prankster was never identified, but perhaps he/she was copying the mystery rabbits which had previously appeared on Charing roundabout!

church tower view
View from the tower of St Mary's Church, looking north west towards Gold Hill, 1990

View of Wheel Inn and Green from church tower
View of The Wheel Inn and the Green taken from the Church Tower to commemorate the Millennium

Site of Westwell Court prior to construction
The Hornes' old cow barn and dairy buildings being converted into Westwell Court in 1991

WW2 Pillbox at Tutt Hill prior to Highspeed train line construction
This WW2 'pillbox' at Tutt Hill was demolished for the building of the High Speed train line in 1997

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NOTE:- These photographs are subject to copyright: if you would like to reproduce them please contact Lucy Farrington at lucyfarrington@yahoo.co.uk in the first instance.







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