The Crab & Winkle line still ‘one of the best kept secrets’
The Crab & Winkle line is still ‘one of the best kept secrets’ in the South. We are making sure it won’t disappear through neglect. The Crab and Winkle Line Trust was set up on the 3rd May 1997, when a few friends met at the pond (mid point) with a view to bring the old line back into public use for walkers, cyclists and the disabled. In 1999, we became a nationally-registered charity (Registered Charity no. 1077110). Our vision is of a path along the old railway line taking local people and visitors along 6 traffic-free miles through unspoilt countryside and woodland from Canterbury to Whitstable. We hope that they’ll learn something of the old railway line along the way. The Trust now has two official addresses – one in Canterbury and one in Whitstable. Objectives of the Trust “To promote and assist, for the public benefit, the construction and maintenance of a public access route between Canterbury and Whitstable, including a pedestrian path and safe cycle route, along the historic railway route known as the Crab and Winkle Line, which will provide recreation facilities, promote environmental protection and reduce traffic congestion.” “To advance the education of the public in the history of the old Canterbury to Whitstable railway, known as the Crab and Winkle Line.” Sponsors and Supporters Sponsors and prominent supporters include: Canterbury City Council Kent County Council SUSTRANS Bretts Julian Brazier, MP The Kentish Stour Countryside Project SPOKES
Deal Town Xmas Lights Switch On 2020?
It wasn’t certain this year we would actually have any Christmas lights in Deal. But the Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade got together and decided it really must go ahead. But it had to be safe in line with the Covid restrictions. It’s not just a case of putting the lights up But there is a lot of preparation that takes place beforehand and involves lots of volunteers including members of the Deal Rowing Club. As well as the overhead lights that hang down the length of the High Street and beyond there are also over 120 Christmas trees that need to be dressed with wires connected and placed in the High Street. This year the following local businesses and organisations have been involved in sponsoring or helping this annual event to take place. I don’t think Christmas in Deal would feel the same without them: Deal & Walmer Chamber of Trade Deal Radio Castles Removals Tower Design & Print Catt Aerials Kent Aerials The History Project Deal Rowing Club Deal Town Council
Deal Christmas Lights - Getting the trees ready
What really happens in Santa's workshop? Members of the Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade and helpers from Deal Rowing Club spent the best part of their Saturday sorting, organising, trimming, tidying and adding lighting to over 120 Christmas trees. The trees, which are placed above the businesses along the length of the High Street, form part of the display that’s been a tradition in Deal for years. The team worked very hard to ensure they could be mounted and displayed in time for the Christmas Lights Switch On which takes place on 27th November. This year it’s a virtual event so people are encouraged not to gather in the street but to Watch Live at www.dwchamber.co.uk or Listen live at www.dealradio.co.uk from 7pm.
ParentCon 2018 Parenting Convention, Deal, Kent,
Video of the parenting convention at the Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 22nd July 2018. Organised by the Deal Breastfeeding Support Group. ParentCon is a showcase of Deal local antenatal and postnatal services, including healthcare practitioners, holistic services, social, play and support groups.A coming together of local support, for expectant to preschooler parents to help guide you through parenthood, with more than 20 exhibitors and 8 workshops. The convention was attended by David Hannent, Vice-Chairman of Dover District Council and Deal Councillor Marlene Burnham. Sponsors include M & Co. Deal Radio, DCR fm, Deal Town Council Exhibitors included Deal Sling Library Pachamama birthing Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Nicky’sTherapies Jordan Price Photography Baby Ballet Hearts Milk Bank Memory Makers Royal Life Saving Society BabyBeads Tracey Miles Physiotherapist BonneBombe Cloth Nappies All You Need is Cake Kent Hypnobirthing Tiny Toes Love Yoga Tiny Talk Baby Signing Travel Counsellors Doula Baby Basics Dover
2018 Deal Annual Regatta
2018 Deal Annual Regatta at the Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Amatuer Rowing Club. Over two hundred rowers from teams including Shoreham, Herne Bay, Folkestone, Dover and home team Deal were competing in 22 different races, from novices to veterans. Introduction to the day is by Will Darlington from Deal Rowing Club. Deal beach was packed with supporters. Many ice creams and burgers were consumed as well as a few beers. For more information: www.dealrowingclub.co.uk
Secret Garden Opens After 70 Years
Secret walled garden opens to the public after 70 years. The site contains one of Kent’s largest walnut trees and smallest barley field as well as growing Prima Donna hops for Deal Hop Farm. The Open Day was organised by local community group ‘Deal With It’ in partnership with English Heritage. In this video Ben Palmer, site manager of Deal Castle explains that the Captain’s Garden has been part of the estate since the Castle was built. The garden is being renovated by volunteers from ‘Deal with it’ . They began by planting hop plants as part of the Deal Hop Farm community growing initiative, which makes a patchwork hop farm using people’s garden allotments and community spaces in Deal town. They are growing Prima Donna hops a dwarf variety which is ideal for small spaces. Last year's hops were used to make 'Hopping M.A.D.' craft beer, at Ripple Steam Brewery. The garden now includes other plants including a barley field and a wild flower corner. For more information: http://www.dealwithit.org.uk http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
We Trust Drinkers - Time and Tide Brewery
Time and Tide are a craft brewery in Eastry, near Deal in Kent with a focus on taste above all else. They have developed a range of craft beers including Spratwaffler pale ale and are constantly developing new ideas and flavours. Quality and flavour are their top priority using only the best hops and many other interesting ingredients. Website: https://www.timeandtidebrewing.co.uk/ Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/timeandtidebrewing/ @TimeTideBrewing
Great British Beard-Off For The Deal Area Foodbank
Watch this charity fundraising event as Robert Franks, manager of the No Name French Deli, in Deal, has his magnificent beard removed to raise funds for the Deal Area Foodbank Charity. The beard shaving was expertly performed by professional beard barber Phil from Tony & Phil’s Hair Stylists. Phil removed the beard in stages stopping to produce various beard styles including a goatee and finally a moustache. The beard had grown to its magnificent size since January. Robert started dieting when he decided to get fit before setting up a new bicycle repair business. He vowed to let his beard grow until he reached his target of shedding 3 stone in weight. After six months, the weight had come off and it was time to lose the beard, so Robert decided to turn the Great British Beard – Off into a charity fundraising event. The event took place at Le Pinardier in Deal High Street. The charity event was very well supported raising well over £500 with the final figure still to be announced. Sheila Ward from the Deal Area Foodbank explained that even in a lovely seaside town like Deal, thousand are struggling with issues such as Zero-Hours Contracts and Universal Credit so the funds raised by Robert will be put to good use.
Grans On the Run - Martha Trust - Rome or Bust
Pat Wilson’s 1997 Vauxhall Astra, colourfully wrapped in knitting and crochet was a big hit at the Deal Classic Motor Show in May 2016.Pat will be driving the car, without the knitting and crochet, in the Martha Trust Charity Car Challenge in September 2016 and attempting to reach Rome in 3 days. Pat and her friends who call themselves ‘Grans on the Run’ will be raising money for Martha Trust, Deal Kent, a charity caring for people with profound disabilities. Donations can be made via http://www.justgiving.com/gransontherun This video is a Smugshot Video production http://www.smugshot.co.uk for the Deal Classic Motor Show http://www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk Martha Trust website, http://www.marthatrust.org.uk
Probably Cheapest Beer in Town
The real ale bar at Walmer Lifeboat Station was a very popular fundraising event as part of the Deal Classic Music and Motor Show 2016, with all proceeds going to the RNLI. Barrels of beer were donated by the following local breweries: G2 Brewery Gadd’s: The Ramsgate Brewery Tir Dha Ghlas Brewery, Cullins Yard, Dover Wantsum Brewery Ripple Steam Brewery Canterbury Brewers Four Candles Ale House Time and Tide Brewery The Berry, Walmer The beer was sold for £2.50 a pint, which Roger Blown, Chairman of Walmer Lifeboat Station reckoned was probably the cheapest beer in town. This unusual fundraising idea is a regular event at the Deal Car Show and is always very popular and successful at raising money for the RNLI which depends entirely on donations and legacies. This video is a Smugshot Video production http://www.smugshot.co.uk for the Deal Classic Motor Show http://www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk The RNLI, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is the charity that saves lives at sea. RNLI website, http://www.rnli.org.uk
Deal Classic Motor Show 2016 Kent UK
http://www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk This video is about the benefits of being a sponsor for the Deal Classic Motor Show. Now in its fifth year, it is becoming the premier motoring event in South East England. With over15,000 visitors, more than 800 classic vehicles on display and over 30,000 hits on its website, it has a far reach. It takes place in the idyllic setting of Walmer Green, just metres from the beach and is a real family event. Entry is free, with donations to the RNLI. . Many rare, classic cars were on show, including Aston Martins, Jaguars, American classics and other favourites. More than 20 classic car and Bike clubs came along including: ROMMCC Kent Classic & Sports Car Club Thanet Classics Folkestone Auto Club UK Cruisers CV2C East Kent Morris Minor Club Whitecliffs MGOC Kent Kit Car Deal & District Motorcycle Club Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Ford Mk2 Owners Club East Kent Advanced Motorcyclists Triumph Stag Owners Club Herne Bay Sports & Classics MG Owners Club Landrover Club There were also two sound stages with live music throughout the day and over 30 retro and interesting stalls selling everything from model cars to cakes. Also plenty of activities for children including funfair rides, Pip the Clown and go karts. This year it included a display area for local 999 emergency services as well as the local Community First Responder (CFR) team. Organiser Chris West of Classic Music and Motors, expressed his thanks to the Memorial Bandstand for allowing its use. Also to the sponsors including: Bayliss Executive Travel, http://www.baylissexecutivetravel.co.uk Kent County Council Walmer Parish Council This video is a Smugshot Video production http://www.smugshot.co.uk for the Deal Classic Motor Show http://www.classicmusicandmotors.co.uk The RNLI, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is the charity that saves lives at sea RNLI website, http://www.rnli.org.uk If you would like to be a sponsor for this or other future events Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07841 598076
Dinosaur found on Walmer Beach
Pete the Dinosaur was spotted on the beach at Walmer Green, near Deal in Kent, UK, during the Open Day for Walmer Lifeboat Station. Dinosaur Pete is going to be featured in an advert for a major supermarket. This video is produced by local camera man, Laurie Philp of Smugshot Productions, who will be featuring a collection of local events and activities. For more information about Walmer Lifeboat: https://www.facebook.com/RNLI-Walmer-Lifeboat-154727667896432/ Smugshot Video production http://www.smugshot.co.uk