Friday, 29 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

LAMPS/Local Amateur Musical Players adopted their name c1931. The nameTonbridge Operatic And Dramatic Society was considered but when abbreviated it unfortunately read TOADS.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tonbridge Carnival In Pictures

Gathering of Morris Men

Tonbridge singer Colette Redgrave

Angel Indoor Bowls Club

Tonbridge Angels Football Club

Have a Go with Angel Indoor Bowls

Tonbridge Oast Theatre

Nepalese Community Tonbridge

Recognising Tonbridge

I'm looking up ... but where in Tonbridge am I?

The Big Picture - This Is How It Was Done

For all of you who admired and wondered how The Big Picture was assembled by Tonbridge Art Club for this year's Tonbridge Arts Festival - this is how it was done!!!!!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

An early 20th century afterschool job for Tonbridge school boys was bagging sawdust from the town mill and taking it by handcart to the High Street butcher.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

The Boer War Memorial situated on River Walk commemorates twenty-four 'Townsmen of Tonbridge or Old Boys of Tonbridge School'

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Big Picture

Launch of The Big Picture at Tonbridge Castle Watergate during the Tonbridge Arts Festival

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

In 1937 Tonbridge Bowling Club reversed their ban on female members, but women did not play competitively until 1974

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

The organ at Tonbridge School Chapel took 1 year to build plus a further 6 months to install and voice the 4830 pipes

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

In 1886 Tonbridge Post Office made 3 deliveries a day but on Sundays there was only one.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tonbridge Carnival Parade

The sun came out on Sunday and the town enjoyed the Lions yearly carnival.
These photos were taken as the parade passed Tonbridge Library

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tonbridge Carnival

The marching bands of Tonbridge Carnival captured by Tonbridge Community Films

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

Tonbridge Free Press was named 'Free' as it was founded on the idea 'free of any political bias' not free to give away

Monday, 11 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

A devastating flood hit Tonbridge in 1880. The water level was measured at 3ft on The Bull Hotel gate post.  The Bull Hotel was situated on the now Peacocks site in The High Street.

Fantastic Flash Choir

A fantastic flash choir organised by The Tonbridge Arts Festival surprised unsuspecting shoppers in Waitrose on Sunday. The choir begins the build up to a two week extravaganza of festival events in the town from 15th to 24th June.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Recognising Tonbridge

Where in Tonbridge am I today?

BiDiNG TiME - Tonbridge Arts Festival


BiDiNG TiME (Tonbridge) sets the audience on a journey to discover clues about a young woman called Thyme. 

From Bubbles Laundrette where the story begins, the audience walk up the high street, and through various interactions are asked to consider success, and what the town means to them. Its also a love story and takes place over the midsummer weekend.

BiDiNG TiME (Tonbridge) is a community production, part of an international project exploring a range of different responses to the same story. Already this year, BiDiNG TiME has been made in Croydon and Adelaide, Australia with other productions planned in Glasgow, London and South Africa. By interpreting the story to suit the local environment, the town is cast in a new light. The story is about change and climate change encouraging a better relationship to the natural environment. <>

BiDiNG TiME (Tonbridge) features local groups including Hillview Community Youth Drama group, and Cascade Dance’s youth company, alongside other local performers.

Producer and director Pippa Bailey lives in Tonbridge and wanted to tell the story here utilising local young talent, presented in a way that would showcase the town.

‘Like many people, I moved to Tonbridge from London when I had kids. Tonbridge is a very easy place to live but people seem down on the town. The BiDiNG TiME project is all about acting locally and this show has enabled me to make new relationships and appreciate the town.’

Pippa Bailey works as a freelance producer and director. She is co-artistic director for the Olympic Torch Relay event in Dover in July and associate director with The World Famous company of pyrotechnicians based in Hadlow.

BiDiNG TiME (Tonbridge) is part of Tonbridge Arts Festival. <> It has the support of Kent County Council and EU funding exploring cultural differences between Kent and Pas de Calais.

BiDiNG TiME (Tonbridge)
21st June (Preview), 22nd & 23rd June (Midsummer)
Staggered starts (every 10 minutes) from 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)
A journey from Bubbles Laundrette to EM Forster Theatre
Tickets £12 & £9 concession, available through the Box Office at EM Forster Theatre: 01732 304 214
Suitable for 13+ years (mild sexual references)

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

Buttresses were built onto Tonbridge Parish Church in the 14th century to stop the building's tendency to lean southwards

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

A Norman church existed on the site of St Peter and St Paul and now forms the core of the oldest section of the building

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Thankyou Tonbridge Readers

Shop Window - Tonbridge High Street

Thanks for all the messages and concerns that Tonbridge Daily has now finished blogging.
Firstly I have been out of the country and secondly I have come up against problems with
the Google blog.
Hopefully I will be able to swiftly sort this problem out, and will be back bringing you snippets and
facts about our town very soon.
Thankyou for all the compliments and letting me know how much you miss the blog.
It really does make it all worthwhile.
I'll Keep Calm and Carry On !!!!!!!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Tonbridge Jubilee Weekend

Tonbridge Daily Recognised

Here is the full shot of the tiger who looks out onto Church Lane from a side window of Tygers Head.
The present owner told me that the tiger was found in a junk shop and was appropriately given a new home.
Only one person was able to name the spot.

Tonbridge Daily Snippet

Russian Prince Belosselsky lived at 9 Lyons Crescent in 1949. He is buried in Tonbridge cemetery with Princess Susan

Friday, 1 June 2012

Tonbridge Daily is back

Tonbridge Daily has been away, but is now back in town and will start blogging again very soon