Driven in the first ever Gala in 1937, the theme of this float was ‘Ancient and Modern’. The driver is probably Ted Boakes.
A memorable event was staged in 1948 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the WFC with a re-enactment of that first game of 1888 played on Farley Common, against the Sevenoaks team to the original rules of the day. This was the town club that had been the first formed, and had now outlived the ...
This section of the old High Street has seen a fair amount of change over the years. Originally the site of a little row of shops, these were razed to the ground in the 1880s to accommodate a new public house owned by the Watney brewery company, called The Rifleman. This in turn was knocked-down ...
The Albion dray shown in the procession in 1953 was newly purchased by Bushell Watkins and Smith in 1951. Don Adams worked for the brewery as a driver “…I went all over the place for them, and it was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. We covered a huge area, If you started at ...
Fred and Phil Johnson ‘man the pumps’ at the Garage on the Green