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This extensive photo-archive currently contains 24729 historic images of Kent with many dating back to the late 1800's.

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KENT

Ashford - Fire Brigade    (Ashford Museum Collection)

Dungeness - Fishing.    (Lydd Museum Collection)

Edenbridge - Cricket Ball Makers.    (Eden Valley Museum Collection)

Edenbridge - Whitmore Tannery.    (Eden Valley Museum Collection)

Folkestone - Aerial images .    (The Shepway Collection)

Folkestone - Visit by Prince Henry 1927.    (The Shepway Collection)

Folkestone - Agricultural Show 1928.    (The Shepway Collection)

Folkestone - Agricultural Show 1929.    (The Shepway Collection)

Great Chart WW1 personnel.    (Ashford Museum Collection)

Lydd - Club Day 1957.    (Lydd Museum Collection)

Lydd - Club Day 1958.    (Lydd Museum Collection)

Lydd - Club Day 1959.    (Lydd Museum Collection)

Lydd - Club Day 1960.    (Lydd Museum Collection)

Medway - The Estuary.    (Medway Archive Collection)

RNLI.    (Multiple Collections)

Bomb Damage WW2.    (Multiple Collections)

Snodland - Coronation Day 1937.    (Snodland Museum Collection)

Snodland - Paper Mill Fire 1906.    (Snodland Museum Collection)

Snodland - WW1 miscellaneous.    (Snodland Museum Collection)

OTHER KENT

Hop Picking.    (Multiple Collections)

Farming.    (Multiple Collections)

Anglo Saxon Archeological Finds.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

ELSEWHERE UK

London Royal Mews - the Christina Broom Collection.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

OVERSEAS

Belgium early Glass Plate images.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

China early hand painted lantern slides.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

Japan early latern slides.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

Norway early Glass Plate images.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)

Rhine Valley early Glass Plate images.    (Maidstone Museum Collection)


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