Watch: 14 nostalgic old videos of Kent

PUBLISHED: 08:52 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:34 23 October 2020

Hop pickers taking a break in Kent (photo: Sydney Oats, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Hop pickers taking a break in Kent (photo: Sydney Oats, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

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Take a step back in time to the good old days with these vintage videos from around Kent

- Hop Picking, Paddock's Wood (1957)

People young and old are shown leaving London to head towards Paddock's Wood for hop picking.

- Heavy Snowfall in Kent (1956)

This video shows tobogganing in Canterbury and children enjoying snowball fights.

- A Railway Triumph, Margate (1959)

'It's so quick, mothers in London will soon be telling their children after tea "Go down to Margate and play on the sands until bed time!"'

- The Monkey's Hotel, Sidcup (1930)

- Suntan Venus Competition, Cliftonville (1939)

"All the bathing beauties come out for a new kind of competition."

- Bat and Trap, Canterbury (1951)

A game of bat and trap is played at Ye Olde Beverlie in Canterbury.

- Mobile Dental Clinic, Chartham (1954)

This mobile dental clinic would visit rural places in Kent with top of the line dental equipment.

- Wrestling for Women, Hawkhurst (1964)

This news report delves into the world of women's wrestling in Hawkhurst.

- Gone Fishing, Canterbury (1963)

- Sidecar Race, Farnborough (1947)

- We've Come Back (1945)

"A little boy and girl who were evacuated from Canterbury return and sit on the hillside above the city."

- Faversham Carnival (1952)

"All the pubs in Faversham are staying open late this evening!"

- Silk farm, Lullingstone Castle (1951)

- On the Coast, Margate (1938)

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