According to an article about the A21 by Sophie Madge in Kent Live on 31 October 2017, ‘drivers since the 1970s have claimed to have seen a ghost cycling in the Robertsbridge area. This...
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Sir Henry Vane (Baptised 26 March 1613 – Died 14 June 1662) was an English politician and one time Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in North America. A Puritan, he had gone to New England in 1635. Returning from America in 1637, he became the Treasurer of the Royal Navy (1639) and was eventually knighted by King Charles I in 1640.
The Chequers is a Grade II listed building that was originally a 16th century coaching Inn. An area just outside the pub was used for public executions and some gallows stood here. According to tradition, The Chequers is haunted by the mother of an executed criminal.
Chartwell was bought in 1922 by Sir Winston Churchill (Born 30 November 1874 – Died 24 January 1965) and his wife Clementine (née Hozier, Born 1 April 1885 – Died 12 December 1977). Chartwell was their principal adult home and was presented to the National Trust following the death of Sir Winston in 1965.
Kings Mill was built upon the site of RAF West Malling, which was formed in 1940 when Maidstone Airport was requisitioned by the military. West Malling was assigned to Fighter Command, C Sector. Following WWII it continued as an RAF base and then was used by the US Navy Air Force. It closed as a military air base in 1969 and as an airfield in the1980’s.
Old Soar Manor is a Grade I listed building dating from the 13th century and orginally belonging to the Culpepper family. There is a ghost story associated with Old Soar Manor, from the18th century when it was owned by the Geary family.
London Biggin Hill Airport was formerly (and a small remains) RAF Biggin Hill, one of the best known World War II Air Stations from the Battle of Britain. Squadrons based here included 32 Squadron, 79 Squadron and 601 (County of London) Auxiliary Squadron.
The Church of Saint Mary The Virgin in Kemsing is a Grade II listed building and it is thought that some of the stones in the south wall date from 1060. There is a tradition that the church is haunted by a knight.
The 16th century Chequers Inn is a village pub reputedly haunted by a Roundhead from the English Civil War (1642–1651). The following description of the haunting is extracted from an article in the Kent and Sussex Courier entitled ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’ dating from 31 October 2008.
The following description of the haunting is extracted from an article in the Kent and Sussex Courier entitled ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’ dating from 31 October 2008. ‘The A21 hosts another unquiet spirit.