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Curious Kent

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

An amusing look at some aspects of Kent history including follies, churches, and monuments. The one thing each subject has in common is that it is out of the ordinary. How about the man who built a tower because his wife left him? Or a machine to restore `those apparently drowned? We discover the statue of a wildly eccentric man, an unused burial place, and an ingenious way to use barrels of cement! If you think you know Kent, be prepared to think again. John`s book 'Kent Curiosities` sold over 130,000 copies.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
John Vigar

Meet The Speaker, John

John has been a professional historian and speaker for over 40 years. For much of that time, John also taught at the University of Kent as well as for the WEA and Denman College. His specialist subject is ecclesiology – the study of church architecture and associated topics.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!