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Offline sheppey_bottles

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Kent in London
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 10:05:33 »
I was having a look round the WWW the other day for items to do with the woolwich free ferry which I used to play on when I was a kid. We used to go across on the ferry and then run back under the tunnel playing all sorts of games etc generaly having fun!. I came across an article that showed that the North Woolwich area once belonged to Kent. A google search will give you loads of info but basicaly a small part of Essex was given to Hamo Sheriff of Kent by the Bishop of Bayeaux, a half brother of William the First. It remained part of Kent until the areas became metropolitan boroughs in the late 1800's ie Greenwich,Woolwich, New cross,Plumstead etc all became part of London rather than Kent. So part of Essex was once in Kent.

 

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