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An edition of the Magna Carta, which belongs to Sandwich town council, discovered in Kent County Council’s archives in Maidstone

An edition of the Magna Carta has been found buried in Kent’s archives.  The historic document which established the principle of the rule of law was discovered at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.  The charter has been authenticated by Professor Nicholas Vincent, of the University of East Anglia, who confirmed it belongs to Sandwich town council. King Edward I gave …

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Book time at National Library Day 2015

Bookworms will have every excuse to get into the zone this weekend, as National Libraries Day throws wide open the doors of our most reader-friendly environments.  A reader of books Find your nearest library this Saturday, and you can be sure there’ll be something special happening there. Kent Libraries are inviting people to get their nose in a good book …

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March 14 10am-2pm: Have your say on plans to hand our Library to a trust

Find out more about the future of your local libraries as Kent County Council unveils its plans to hand services to a new trust. There are consultation sessions being run across the county as KCC looks to axe more than £3million from its libraries, registration and archive budget. It is proposing to hand over libraries and other services to a …

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Town Councillors

On Tues 15th, our councillors will PUBLICLY discuss issues that matter to our town. This happens rarely, so don’t miss it – the Salvation Army Hall in Richmond Street, starting at 6:30pm. They only do this half a dozen times a year, so it’s almost a special occasion. If you’re quick about it, you can put your own questions to …

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Message in a Bottle

Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong. Their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle. With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine litter. …

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