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Harold Chapman at 90

Posted on May 5, 2017

This article appeared in The Times Literary Supplement on April 14th 2017. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the author. See credit below. From a pile of second-hand books at a Saturday market in the seaside town of Deal, I bought a tattered copy of Aldous Huxley’s little book The Art of Seeing for a pound. According to Huxley, the deterioration of our eyesight is caused by lack of regular training and happens in the same way as loss of muscle power without exercise. You can sharpen your eyesight by varying the distance of the object, moving your eyeball from side to side,...

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Live webcam from the Waterfront Hotel, Deal, Kent

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Live view of Deal’s seafront promenade and Pier from the Waterfront Hotel in Deal, Kent. Tweet

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Deal Crocus Walk 2017

Posted on Feb 21, 2017

Deal Crocus Walk 2017

Get your walking boots dusted off and register now for Deal's Annual Crocus Walk in aid of Breast cancer Now which is being held on Saturday, 25th March. It starts at 10:00am from the large Gravel Car Park, Kingsdown.

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Save the Goodwin Sands film

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Save the Goodwin Sands film

Watch Nick Mount's film on the campaign to save the Goodwin Sands from dredging by Dover Harbour Board. The film concentrates on the losses of airmen during WWII.

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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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SOS Goodwin Sands: Action required!

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

SOS Goodwin Sands: Action required!

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has received further information relating to the proposed dredging of the Goodwin Sands,provided in response to points raised in the initial consultation. A 42 day public consultation on the further information is due to start 6 October 2016 and end on 16 November 2016. Make your views known!!

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SOS: Save our Sands

Posted on Apr 11, 2016

SOS: Save our Sands

Residents of Deal and other interested parties are urged to come to a meeting at the Bohemian on 28th April at 7pm to form an action group preventing Dover Harbour Board from dredging the Goodwin Sands. A treasure-house of antiquity and history, this important site must be protected at all costs.

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