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Schooling for the Belgian children: by Alison MacKenzie

In all, 75 Belgian refugee children passed through Tunbridge Wells (though the maximum at any one time was only 35), and arrangements were made with the Borough’s schools to give them free education as required.  Some were taught by the … Continue reading

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Belgians in Southborough: by Fiona Brown

In 1914 Southborough was quite a small village, separated by three miles of open country from the more elegant Tunbridge Wells but very much connected to High Brooms with its Brick Works and Railway station.  I am fascinated by the significant … Continue reading

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The ‘Scott’ Album: by Alison MacKenzie

  Invitation to the Misses SCOTT for the event on 22 July 1916 (Photograph ©Alison MacKenzie 2013) On 22nd July 1916, the Belgian Colony of Tunbridge Wells celebrated their National Day (21st July) by honouring the ladies of the Mayor’s … Continue reading

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Making a database from the refugees’ forms: by Jan Wright

The task I had was to compile a database of all those Belgian refugees who signed the Club Albert album presented to the Misses Scott in July 1916.  The aim is to provide a snapshot for statistical purposes of Belgian … Continue reading

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