Donated Photographs, Pictures & Videos

The images on this page have been donated by visitors to this web site.

This page is for old photos of Pembury not seen in other publications nor
generally available for public viewing.    Most are from private or family collections.
This should be the only place they are displayed on the internet.

Every photo on this page has a D***  number for future reference.

D001-Canterbury Road, Pembury
Canterbury Road.   Date unknown.          Donated by  Anne Wilkinson           D001


S&B Autos  c1960s             Donated by Rob Sargent                 D002
Note the corner door at the Camden Arms – now closed & bricked up.


William Hills     Butcher & Grazier       23a High Street            Donated by Ken Isaac               D003


Unidentified House in Pembury       Donated by Osmund Bullock               D004
This is from a painting by Charles Tattershall Dodd in 1828, when he was 13, and inscribed  “C T Dodd   Pembury”
Dodd, born in Tunbridge Wells, never lived in Pembury, so it is assumed that Pembury indicates the subject matter.
The style and architecture does not match any existing house, nor any known image of a house in Pembury.


Camden Arms & High Street   c1840     Watercolour by  William O.W.S Turner of Oxford.        D005
This painting was displayed at art dealer  Abbot & Holder, Museum St, London in September 2014.
Tom Edwards of Abbott & Holder kindly granted permission for it to be shown here on the Pembury History web site.
Viewed from Hastings Road toward Tonbridge, the Camden Arms is on the left,  the Smithy & Wheelwright is on the corner of
the village green and the High Street.   Further down on the right is the Black Horse.

Click here for interpretation of the buildings in this painting


Bo_Peep Stores-tBo-Peep Stores     153 Hastings Rd.              Donated by Mark Lawrence.              D006
Date Unknown.   Early telephone number on sign.


JillHickmott-3862-800Employees of Pembury Garage 1928      Alfred George Thomas on left, others unknown.
Donated by Jill Hickmott    (Daughter of Alfred George Thomas)                D007


JillHickmott-3864-800Alfred George Thomas driving a 1914 Fiat Taxi outside the Pembury Garage in 1928.
House in background is on the corner of Hastings Road & Belfield Road, across from the garage.
Donated by Jill Hickmott    (Daughter of Alfred George Thomas)                D008


StPeters-Int-2-3-800Interior of St Peter’s Church, Hastings Road.  Date unknown.    Donated by John Evans      D009


StPeters-Int-3-800Interior of St Peter’s Church, Hastings Road.  Date unknown.       Donated by John Evans      D010

More pictures of St Peter’ Church under ‘Buildings & Landmarks’ section.


4013 - Pembury Bikers-800 Pembury Bikers  c1929                     Donated by Jill Hickmot                             D011


4010 - George Gadsden-800 George Gadsden   outside  11 The Mount   1935              Donated by Jill Hickmott                     D012


4015 -Roy and George Gadsen - 800George Gadsden (Postman)   and    Roy Gadsden (outside 11 The Mount) c1926      Donated by Jill Hickmott       D013


4016 - Gadsden Family-800The Gadsden Family 1917 (George, Elsie with children Roy & Lilian)         Donated by Jill Hickmott          D014
George & Elsie Gadsden are grandparents of Jill Hickmott


StPetersWithSpire-800St Peter’s with spire – pre 1984      Donated by John Hawker   D015


Dower House 1972-800Dower House & Tonbridge Road c1972     Donated by David Doré       D016
For a full explanation of this image see the Dower House page in Buildings & Landmarks


carne-family-garden-800The rear of a house thought to be in Pembury.    D017
Donated by David Griggs, a relation of Margaret Carne who lived at the smithy on the green.


aeriel-woodhillpkWoodhill Park  date unknown              D018
Taken from a camera on a kite.
Donated by Mike Miller via Richard Snow

aerial-ridgeway-c1980-800Junction of Ridgeway and Westway     c1980            D019
Taken from a camera on a kite.
Donated by Mike Miller via Richard Snow





The following entries are videos or films

“1999 – Pembury at the end of a century” a film by Melvyn Cole,  submitted by David Doré and hosted on Vimeo

1999 – Pembury at the end of a century from David Doré on Vimeo.




Please forward any fresh information on these pictures or any new images to Tony Nicholls at