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On this day in Kent

What has happened on this day in Kent over the years, with the occasional smile.

Covering major international events to the tiniest bit of trivia, it is amazing how many aspects of life have changed over the years, and equally amazing, how many things have remained the same.

This is an ongoing project which I hope to expand. Still a lot of work going on behind the scenes!

Free shaves

May 30, 1941

An elderly Deal lady playing as gentleman at a whist drive won a prize “free haircuts and shaves for a month.”

Skating rink protest

May 30, 1912

A largely attended demonstration was held at the Canterbury Skating Rink to protest against the Home Rule and Welsh Disestablishment Bills

Foundation stone for church

May 30, 1887

A Miss Arnold and Mrs Marshall lay foundation stones for the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canterbury Road, Herne, despite local objection