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Wood related places to visit in kent?

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tomlt

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I'm off to Kent in a couple of weeks, any suggestions for wood related places to visit whilst down there? Old sawmills, ship builders, furniture gallery's etc etc.

I shall be visiting Axminster Sittingbourne for a mooch at some point 😀.

Thanks, Tom.
 

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Wychurst Weekend
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th November 2020 they are an anglo saxon group
 

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If you’re in Faversham, have a look around Faversham Quay, out past the brewery, but leave your wallet at home if you do...😀
 

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Weald and downland museum? Went on a primary school trip and it blew my mind. Love to pay a visit now a full forty years later.
 

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I think that Snowdon has designated itself in Kent for the next 2 weeks as it is not 'An Essential Item'!

If you're after wood, turning items and a good chat, Stiles & Bates are the place to go. I'm so sad I l'm so far away that I can't pop in and see what unusual timbers they have.

Phil
 

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The Dockyards in Chatham are worth a visit. Not exactly wood related but very interesting.
When I went there several years ago the main exhibition was called Wooden Walls and was about building the wooden ships for the Royal Navy. I was really impressed that so much could be done by hand. (I understand that at same in the Netherlands they were ahead of the game using windmills to power saw mills and had a production line building their ships.) Also the submarine shed is a fantastic wooden construction, in its way as impressive as Westminster Hall.
 

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Ahhh......Still.
You could always visit Snowdon. That's definitely in Kent. I read a book about it.
:cool: In other news, Leeds Castle is nowhere near Leeds. It's in Kent, just down the road from me. :D Spectacular moat.
 
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