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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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The Club Albert: by Jan Wright

In November 1914, Belgian Refugees in Tunbridge Wells decided to form a club.  They were able to use premises at 32 Calverley Road which belonged to the Constitutional Club, on the first and second floor where Waterstones and Hotter are … Continue reading

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