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Whether you are looking for relaxation and the chance to unwind or for something more active including great hand's on fun for the younger family members then Kent is the place for you. With many award winning attractions featured together with the best known places to visit and many smaller less well known attractions.
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There is a superb choice of pubs offering coffee, together with restaurants which will suit most tastes, and close to the Square is Station Road just one of the choices for shopping on the Isle of Thanet.
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Off the A28, near Margate. A relatively quiet Thanet resort with cliffs and bays on the north coast, Birchington is the burial place of the Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Near by stands Quex House, a fine Regency building with lovely period rooms. Adjoining the house is the Powell-Cotton Museum displaying the magnificent African and Oriental collections of the Victorian explorer and anthropologist. Quex Park is dominated by an extraordinary bell tower with a peal of 12 bells.
Birchington-On-Sea is a pleasant village positioned on the North East Coast of Kent. Perfectly placed just 4 miles or so from Margate it has since the late 19th Century attracted holidaymakers and tourists. It has a rich history dating back three thousand years or so, from the early settlers who farmed the land, to the Romans who invaded our shores and settled nearby. Today's visitors can enjoy the sandy beach at Minnis Bay, or the three other beaches which are flanked by cliffs, and walkers will always be tempted by the coastal footpaths which overlook the North Sea.
A stroll around the village will discover an interesting mix of architecture from across the years from the 13th Century Church which is dedicated to All Saints which is the final resting place of the Pre-Raphaelite Artist Dante Rossetti, to the houses whose underground network of tunnels were used by the Smugglers who lived here.

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If you have wandered through the Kent Downs whether on foot, by horse, bicycle or car will have, at one time or another, pondered over the meaning of place names of towns , villages or hamlets that we normally take for granted in our everyday lives. Places such as Pett Bottom, Bigbury and Bobbing conjure up all manner of intriguing images as to the activities of former inhabitants, while others such as Whatsole Street, Smersole or Hartlip appear completely baffling.
Although most place names may appear at first sight to be random elements of words thrown together in no particular order, most are surprisingly easy to decipher with some elementary grounding in Old English. Over the centuries most of the Old English words have themselves corrupted and changed to appear as we know them today.
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Modern Kentish dialect shares many features with other areas of south-east England (sometimes collectively called "Estuary English"). Other characteristic features are more localised. For instance some parts of Kent, particularly in the north west of the county, share many features with broader Cockney.

A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms: in use in the county of Kent' by W.D.Parish and W.F.Shaw (Lewes: Farncombe,1888)
'The Dialect of Kent: being the fruits of many rambles' by F. W. T. Sanders (Private limited edition, 1950). Every attempt was made to contact the author to request permission to incorporate his work without success. His copyright is hereby acknowledged.
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Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1894 -1895

BIRCHINGTON PARISH

Birchington, a village and a parish in Kent. The village stands 3 1/2 miles W by S of Margate, and has a station on the L C. & D.R., 71 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It occupies a gentle declivity, with extensive prospects by sea and land, and is about a mile long. The parish is within the Cinque-Ports liberty of Dover, and comprises 1679 acres of land and 448 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 1822; of the ecclesiastical, with Acol, 2050. The manor belonged from the beginning of the 15th century to the family of Quex, and passed by marriage in the time of Henry VII. to the Crispes. One of its owners, a distinguished Puritan, in 1657 was carried off from it to the Continent by the Royalist captain, Golding, and long kept prisoner at Ostend and Bruges. William III. frequently rested at the manor house on his excursions to Holland. The present mansion is modern, and bears the name of Great Quex. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the chapelry of Acol, in the diocese of Canterbury; net value, £232 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with tower and spire, and on the north side of it is a chapel of the manor, containing some firie monuments and ancient brasses. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.
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