Articles & Email Responses
You are now at the home for any articles on the history of Pembury. It is hoped that we can recycle some of the valuable gems already written and present them here for a long term exposure. Much has been written in the Pembury Village News (PVN) over the years. It has been read and then lost by virtue of its appearance in a periodical. It is possible to trawl through the online archive of PVNs but there is no index and it’s pretty tough going. The enlightened writings of Hugh Boorman, Kathryn Franklin, Janet Ditchett and many others can now be saved from an eternity of collecting dust in a cyberspace vault. We now have the ability to provide a link from this page to any of the PVN articles held in the vaults. We now need to develop an index or a list of the articles of a historic nature.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this section of the web site should see the boring, technical requirements at the bottom of this page.
The layout and presentation format is still in its infancy here, and may well change when more content becomes available.
The following table contains access to some of the archived articles and some new material previously unpublished. Click the link at the Index No & Issue No to gain access.
For contribution of articles please contact Tony Nicholls – firstname.lastname@example.org
Author, Title, Description & Index No
|001|| Pembury in the Past 001.1 PVN No 85 Spring 1996
Pembury Road Names – Henry Plant
Pembury in the Past 001.2 PVN No 84 Winter 1995
Pembury Road Names – Henry Plant Memory Lane – Henry Plant
|002|| Richard Snow’s Articles on Pembury’s War Heroes
We Will Remember Them Part 1 002.3 PVN No 145 Spring 2011
|003|| Kathryn Franklin Miscellaneous Subjects
|004|| Hugh Boorman Miscellaneous Subjects
|005|| Pembury Parish Guide 1966 Donated by Martin Petch
Published by The Parish Council and distributed free to all households
|006|| Margaret Pettitt
A Memorial’s Tale 006.1 PVN No 151 Autumn 2012 Page 36
|008||P. Reed & R. Resch|
|009|| S. Rose
Woodsgate Nightclub 009.1 PVN No 153 Spring 2013 Page 7
|010|| Richard Snow
Baptist, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur (S.M. Peto) 010.1 PVN No 154 Summer 2013 Page 34
|011|| Kevin Edser
Margery Polley, Martyr 011.1 PVN No 140 Winter 2009 Page 31
|012|| Pembury in the Past (VPN Editorial Staff)
WI photograph of 1965 012.1 PVN No 140 Winter 2009 Page 28
|015||John Colbran New Guide for Tunbridge Wells 1840|
|016|| Jane Mulvihill (nee Bateson)
Memories of Pembury in the 1960s 016.1 Pembury in the 1960s
|017|| John Evans ( Working with Pembury U3A)
|.. Various links to articles & publications on the roads & infrastructure around Pembury.
.. Many of these are plans & proposals for road widening schemes and other infrastructure issues.
.. Some of these may be modern, but will in a very short time, look historic.
.HA – Highways Agency KCC – Kent County Council KP – Knights Park / Dandara
Link to Pembury Village News Archive
Now the boring, technical bit – anyone wishing to contribute to this section of the web site has several options.
New or previously unpublished pieces should be saved in PDF format. This is the default format for all public accessible documents and is universally recognised by all computer systems. Any decent word processing program should be able to save in this format. You should be able to retrieve old computer documents in Flintstone format and re-save them in PDF.
To check your word processor’s ability to create a PDF file try the Save As option and look for the PDF (Portable Document Format) option. There are many freestanding applications, and free online services, that offer a conversion from common word processor files to PDF files.
Should your article come from an old issue of the Pembury Village News (PVN) you have a few more options –
1 – You may wish to supply a fresh copy in PDF format that has updates and new information. You may wish to combine several articles into one. You may have had important content removed during the edit for publication process, and may wish to re-install your lost paragraphs. You may just wish to have a freestanding article, with no adverts and other periodical clutter. Please convert your original article from its native format to PDF.
2 – You may wish to have a link to the archive copy of the PVN at the correct page. Please supply all the relevant details of Author, Title, Issue number, year and Page number. We will provide the link to the PVN archive.
3 – The article may not be in an archived PVN – some are not. This will require a scan or image copy in PGN or GIF format. Please supply all the relevant details of Author, Title, Issue number, year and Page number for index purposes.
Some of the PDF pages shown here have been extracted from PVN archive files, and as such show whole pages, including adverts, printer’s margins and anything else sharing that page. It is preferable to produce a fresh PDF page from source material rather than rely on an extraction from an archive. This web site has no editorial control over your article’s content.
For some ancient articles we will accept a high quality scan or photograph, but it MUST be in PGN or GIF format. We may not accept JPG format as it is very poor at conveying text and fine line detail. We may refuse the offer if the quality is poor.
Articles from an author on a common topic will be listed under one reference number XXX. The individual articles will be numbered XXX.1, XXX.2 … in chronological order of publication. See Ref No 002 as an example. If this author launches into a different topic it will be given a new Reference Number further down the table. This structure will ease the ability to reference articles by Topic Ref No XXX or Article Index No XXX.x
For contribution of articles, or clarification on any of the above notes, please contact Tony Nicholls – email@example.com
Tony Nicholls 2013