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Kent Lines Underground map pastiche

Posted on May 22, 2017

Kent Lines Underground map pastiche

The daughter of a Deal mum has created a novel map of Kent. Jessie Wilson who lives in Tunbridge Wells has put her mathematical skills to work by creating a map of Kent as a pastiche of the famous London Underground map.

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SOS Goodwin Sands documentary on BBC Inside Out

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

SOS Goodwin Sands documentary on BBC Inside Out

The Port of Dover says millions of pounds of investment and hundreds of jobs will be at risk if it can't dredge the material it wants from the Goodwin Sands. This excellent documentary explains why the dredging shouldn't be allowed.

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Downton Deal! What the butler saw…

Posted on Feb 22, 2017

Downton Deal! What the butler saw…

Deal gets a great write-up in the Daily Telegraph from Downton Abbey's butler, aka Jeremy Swift who only discovered it in the last few years through some friends who were working here on a film shoot. "The people are friendly, it’s easy on the eye..."

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Deal is for Dogs!

Posted on Nov 12, 2016

Deal is for Dogs!

Deal's dog-friendly attitude is one of the many reasons that people visit the town. Now a new book by a local author, published this week, Dogs for Deal, celebrates some of the memorable dogs often seen in its pubs, shops and cafes. On sale in Dunlin & Diver, Mileage and Roper's, a percentage of any profits will be donated to local charity Futures for Dogs.

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Walking for Health

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

Walking for Health

Time to get out and about and improve fitness now the better weather has arrived. Walking for Health runs three schemes in Deal for all ages and abilities. From a gentle stroll along the pier for those with reduced mobility, or recovering from illness, to longer walks for the more able.

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Knitters wanted

Posted on Mar 27, 2016

Knitters wanted

Facebook group Calm Cuffs are a group of local mums making twiddle muffs for dementia patients. Calm cuffs, also known as activity mitts or twiddle mitts are knitted or crocheted bands using different textures and added extras. A patient living with dementia can twiddle with the mitts during times of anxiety, the mitts help to provide stimulation during hospital stays and are valuable to dementia patients. Made by a small group of crocheting mums that meet weekly, they are looking to make and provide mitts within our local area. They are looking for donations of wool, buttons, ribbons,...

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Distinguishing Features

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Distinguishing Features

One of the nice things about running this website is having the opportunity to meet many of the interesting people who have made Deal their home. One such is Tracey Maquire who runs her business Believe to be Beautiful from her Deal base.

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