The Old Parish of Nonington

A small place in East Kent history

Nonington during WW2 in pictures

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  1. Sheila Duncan (PYSDEN)

    Hi Clive

    I was delighted to discover the pictures on this website, particularly remembering Miss Hinks and Miss Kruger from my childhood, and this reminded me of the Christmas parties at Nonington College which was one of the highlights of the winter term at Nonington School.

    There is a picture of three women in front of a library van that I have noticed, and I am convinced my mother is on the far left, and possibly Betsy Hume on the right. I wondered if you have access to the original of this photo, and whether there is any further narrative indicating who the people are.

    It would be wonderful to hear from you if you have any further information.

    Kind regards

    • Hello, Sheila, thanks for getting in contact. I remember the Christmas parties held in the hall [ball room?] of the new St Alban’s Court mansion, lots of food and games if I remember correctly. I can remember Miss Hinks visiting Nonington School a couple of times a year, I think she was a school governor. She always seemed to wear a tweed suit and trilby type hat. Regarding the photo, unfortunately all I had was copies without any real descriptions on. Many of the photos on the site were part of Aubrey Sutton’s collection which I was lucky enough to be able to copy, some had a description on, others didn’t. If I can find out any further details regarding any of the photos I’ll put them on the site. Are you going to the school reunion this year? I think it’s on 1st July. If you wish to contact me directly my email address is
      Best wishes. Clive.

  2. Ranit

    Thank you very much. I will use them . What should I mention in the ‘Credits’ ?

  3. Ranit

    Dear Sir

    Thanks for contacting me. Would it be possible to get hold of high resolution images of these tea vans which are on your website. I have more information on these vans but few images. Please see how you can help me. Regards , Ranit

  4. Ranit

    Greetings from The London Tea History Association. I wish to contact you on tea images ( tea vans ) on your website for a book that I am writing. Regards Ranit

    • Thanks for contacting me. All I can really tell you is that the WVS used old St. Alban’s Court house during WW2 as a base for the operations in the area as Dover was too dangerous due to German bombing and the shelling from long distance guns situated near Calais. They provided tea, sandwiches ect & books to troops stationed in East Kent before D-Day.

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