Bedrock to Shadoxurst via Quarryville and returning via Claylands Hasted (1798) was unimpressed with Shadoxhurst, commenting: "This parish is but little frequented, being very obscurely situated in a low flat country, the whole of which is much covered with coppice woods, which makes it very dreary and unpleasant. The soil is a deep miry clay, and the roads are much the same and equally bad as those of Halden and the intermediate country." * The Rags...
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Today's trio of Peter, Judith and Ruth had an early start, leaving Bedrock at 9.15am. We knew that it was time to start getting some serious mileage under our belts in preparation for Peter & Judith doing the Cape Argos ride in South Africa. We sped off via Aldington, where Judith paused to deliver a letter, thus saving herself 30p postage. In "normal" circumstances we would have been joined by Norman here, but he had cried off citing a bad cold for...