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  Sittingbourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sittingbourne is an industrial town about eight miles (12.9 km) east of Gillingham, beside the Roman Watling Street off a creek in the Swale, a channel separating the Isle of Sheppey from mainland Kent.
The waters below the wharves at Sittingbourne were prone to rapid silting, and with the expansion of the paper mill a new dock was developed four miles from Sittingbourne at Ridham, taking advantage of the deep waters of the Swale.
The area around Sittingbourne was subject to constant air raids by Zeppelins and aeroplanes during the Great War.
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 SITTINGBOURNE - LoveToKnow Article on SITTINGBOURNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tradition also asserts, according to the I 2th century chronicler, Geoffrey of Monmouth, that it was in Tong Castle that Vortigern met Rowena, Hengests daughter, and became so enamoured of her as to resign his kingdom to her father.
Sittingbourne (S~xdungburna, Sidyngbourn) is mentioned in Saxon documents in 989 and frequently in contemporary records of the 13th and,4th centuries.
This charter obtained until in 1599 a second one incorporated the town by the name of mayor and jurats and regranted the market and fairs together with some additional privileges, among others that of returning members to parliament, which, however, was never exercised.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SI/SITTINGBOURNE.htm   (388 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Sittingbourne
Faversham is a town in Kent, England, in the district of Swale, roughly halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury.
One prominent local shipwright was the son of Alfred White who owned a yard at Sittingbourne, and had a barge yard at Blackwall in London during the 1880s where he built Swimhead barges for Goldsmith of Grays in Essex (A county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary).
The area around Sittingbourne was subject to constant air raids by Zeppelin (A large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs) s and aeroplanes during the Great War.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sittingbourne   (2555 words)

 Sittingbourne: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sittingbourne is an industrial town about eight miles (12.9 km) east of Gillingham, EHandler: no quick summary.
These industries flourished during the C19th when as a result of the industrial revolution Sittingbourne developed into a port from which Kent produce was transported to the London markets.
Faversham is a town in kent, england, in the district of swale....
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 Sittingbourne Rugby Union Football Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sittingbourne took to the field on Saturday in the knowledge that a win would edge them that little bit closer to survival in London South East 4.
Sittingbourne must count themselves lucky that Charlton were chasing the game, as they conceded penalty after penalty that on another day would have seen the opposing side pile on the pressure and the referee carding a multitude of potential candidates.
Sittingbourne managed to negotiate the storm and broke free, again Charlton Park conceded a penalty and Truss gave a more comfortable cushion of 16-3.
www.srufc.com /Reports/1_20051001.html   (619 words)

 BBC - Kent Sport - Sittingbourne 0 - 0 Stamford
Sittingbourne were without the injured Ben Taylor and Lee Browning, and the suspended Danny Lye whilst Jon Neal came in for David Cory who started on the subs bench.
Sittingbourne began the second half strongly and continued to press forward, Stamford at times had all ten men in their half of the pitch.
Sittingbourne had a couple of efforts midway through the half, from Tom Berry and Kieran Marsh, but they were easily dealt with by Michalik.
www.bbc.co.uk /kent/sport/stories/200403/01/sittingbourne.shtml   (476 words)

 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway in Kent is a 2ft 6in (762mm) gauge heritage railway that operates from Sittingbourne to the banks of The Swale.
In 1905, the horse-drawn tramway operating around the paper mill was upgraded to steam operation with the purchase of two steam locomotives - Premier and Leader - which are celebrating their 100th birthday this year.
The railway is now operated by the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway and operates over almost two miles of the original main line from Sittingbourne Viaduct station to Kemsley Down station.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sittingbourne_&_Kemsley_Light_Railway   (696 words)

 Sittingbourne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sittingbourne, has a long history as a market town - an important stage post for medieval pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway(SKLR), is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater’s Industrial Railway.
The line used to transport paper and goods between the mills at Sittingbourne and Kemsley, and the docks at Ridham, but was taken over by preservationists in 1969.
www.prioryhill.co.uk /office/kent/sittingbourne.htm   (403 words)

 Sittingbourne V Erith & Belvedere 8th January 2005 Southern League, Div 1 East
Sittingbourne’s miserable start to 2005 continues as they again lost to a team close to them in the league and they now slip just 4 points from the relegation zone.
Sittingbourne were pushing forward and Douglas had a 30 yard shot fly over the bar.
Sittingbourne at last made the breakthrough on 87 minutes when Spice scored a great solo goal but there wasn’t time left to score the equaliser and the Brickies have yet to gain their first point of 2005.
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 About Sittingbourne - Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The town of Sittingbourne and Milton lies on the old London to Dover road, about 40 miles from London and 16 miles from Canterbury in the county of Kent.
During the 1860's and 1870's Sittingbourne's bricks were in great demand for lining the tunnels of the London Underground.
Sittingbourne and Milton today is a thriving town, with much recent expansion by way of house-building and new industrial and retail parks.
www.rotary1120.org /sittingbourneinvicta/other-town.shtml   (345 words)

 Sittingbourne Tourist Information on AboutBritain.com
Sittingbourne is a modern day market town, but has very strong links with the sailing barge history in its past, which is still very much in evidence today.
There are a number of restaurants and pubs on the main High Street which welcome youngsters, and there are numerous parks and play areas for the little ones.
The Hempstead House hotel is located on the A2 between Sittingbourne and Faversham.
www.aboutbritain.com /towns/Sittingbourne.asp   (468 words)

The crest of Sittingbourne FC bears much resemblance to the coat of arms of the former Sittingbourne and Milton Urban District Council.
When Sittingbourne FC went into liquidation during 1998, many of the club's records (history) were lost.
The former Sittingbourne and Milton UDC coat of arms were granted to the council in 1947.
www.footballcrests.com /sittingbournefc.htm   (323 words)

 Sittingbourne v Fleet Town 11th March 2000
Sittingbourne went into this match full of hope of ending their dismal home record after an excellent win and performance at Rugby last week.
Sadly, for the Bourne faithful, it was not to be as yet another lack luster home performance saw them defeated by another very ordinary looking side who gained only their third away win of the season.
This unfortunately was the pattern for Sittingbourne, a number of half chances but none on goal.
www.sittingbournefc.co.uk /burnhome00.htm   (848 words)

 Highsted School: Kent links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
SITTINGBOURNE (n.) One of those conversations where both people are waiting for the other one to shut up so they can get on with their bit.
Sittingbourne is in North Kent, the 'Garden of England' and gateway to Europe.
The area around Sittingbourne which includes the Island of Sheppey and Faversham is known as Swale, this area is bounded by the Medway, the Swale and the North Downs.
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 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Start the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway article or add a request for it.
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 Sittingbourne 3
Gillingham put out a team comprising of mostly youth team players and this meant that Sittingbourne were able to play at a leisurely pace making the game about as far away from a competitive match as you can get.
Sittingbourne duly ran out winners by a single 28th minute goal from an Alan Walker header following a corner which was awarded when Richard Sinden's great shot, following up a skilful Gene Clout run, was spectacularly tipped onto the post by Gills keeper Gavin Hopper.
This was a stroll of a game for Sittingbourne but there were nonetheless alarm bells ringing at some of the defensive lapses, no doubt caused by the relaxed occasion.
www.sittingbournefc.co.uk /gill.htm   (309 words)

 Definition of Sittingbourne
The Dolphin shipyard was formerly the barge yard of cement works and brickmakers C Burley, and is located on a tidal inlet running from Sittingbourne to the Swale.
Paper mills, and brickfields were fed by barges that brought in sand, mud and household waste such as cinder for brick making, and taking away the bricks once made.
The shipwright John Bird (b 1832) is reputed to be the first of the barge builders to settle at Conyer and records exist for a sailing barge built there in 1866, the year he begun his work at the yard.
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 Shepherd Neame: Sittingbourne
The town of Sittingbourne, with its recently modernised paved High Street and rich history has a lot to offer those seeking to relocate in the area.
Besides its medieval roots and Kentish traditional architecture, its later sailing barge and paper making past are still very much in evidence, and stand as a testiment to the area's role in the growth of Brittish industry.
Sittingbourne High Street offers a wide variety of shops and the provision of ample parking makes shooping there a pleasure.
www.shepherd-neame.co.uk /pubs/sittingbourne.html   (148 words)

 The Sittingbourne Community College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
And the future of Kent farming looked to be in good hands, as the enthusiastic pupils from schools all over Kent and surrounding counties displayed painstakingly reared livestock throughout the weekend.
Despite early disappointment, young farmers from Westlands in Sittingbourne won several trophies, including best animal in show for their cross-breed beef calf, and came third overall in 16 clubs.
Young gardeners from Sittingbourne Community College brought their musically themed garden tothe show, a project they had been working on for 16 months.
www.sittingbourne.kent.sch.uk /scc/press.htm   (430 words)

 KENT RESOURCES - Town, Village and Church Information - S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sittingbourne has grown since Victorian times and is the main rail connection for people to transfer to trains for The Isle Of Sheppey.
Sittingbourne and the local hamlets of Murston to the East and Milton (also known as Milton Royal or Milton Regis) have all fused into one.
The local industries for Sittingbourne have been cement, paper and bricks since, as far as I know, Victorian times and the industrial revolution.
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 Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The town of Sittingbourne and Milton can be found in the county of Kent; an area known as the "Garden of England" located between London and Dover in the South East of England.
The Sittingbourne Interact Club is a junior Rotary club for young people aged 14 to 18 years.
It is intended to bring a greater understanding of who we are, and what we do within Rotary.
www.rotary1120.org /sittingbourneinvicta/index.shtml   (220 words)

 Sittingbourne Museum - Visitor's Enquiries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
My interest is in trying to understand their life in Sittingbourne and the environment in which they lived in the early 1800s.
The bottles have the name of "Jackson's, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne" on them and I was wondering whether you have any information concerning this factory such as where it was and when it may have closed down.
John requested to be interred in the vault he had recently built in Sittingbourne graveyard, he finally died in 1836 (having added a couple of codicils to the original will).
www.sittingbourne-museum.co.uk /doyouknow.htm   (5542 words)

 The Kemsleys of Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Sir Kemsley build paper mills in Sittingbourne, which were serviced by the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway build for this business.
The original Sir Kemsley's name was James Gomer Berry, but when he was made a Viscount on 12 Sept. 1945 he chose the honorary name of Kemsley because it is accorded to the Lords of England to choose a surname of their own liking.
This town was anciently called Middletun, a Saxon appellation, indicative of its central position in the county, and also ìthe king's town of Milton, having probably been, in early ages, the place of residence of the kings of Kent, as well as a part of the demesne of the crown.
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 Sittingbourne Greyhound Racing Track at Central Park Stadium
A tote facility situated inside the main upstairs bar and restaurant, and a number of trackside bookmakers offer a choice of betting on the dogs at Sittingbourne, and if that isn't enogh we even have live races beemed in and screened from other tracks around the country and allow 'intertrack' tote betting.
With first class rooms, bars and restuarants overlooking the arena and greyhound race track, Central Park is the ideal venue for day or evening functions, training seminars and corporate entertainment.
Sittingbourne town centre and its railway station are just a short taxi ride away.
www.sittingbournegreyhounds.co.uk   (2391 words)

 Sittingbourne Venues, Conference Meeting Rooms, Team Building, Room Hire, Accommodation, Coach, Car & Limousine Hire ...
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 Sittingbourne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the heart of Sittingbourne's long shop-lined, attractively paved high street is a jolly bronze bargeman.
Like Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, it tells a fascinating story of the local industrial past and everyday life.
And, fun for all the family, a ride on Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway gives you another perspective on paper making because the line runs from one mill to the other.
tourism.swale.gov.uk /sittingbourne.htm   (198 words)

 Houses to rent in Sittingbourne, Kent - Primelocation
An unfurnished three bedroom modern house situated in a quiet rural position approximately three miles from Sittingbourne town centre.
An unfurnished three bedroom semi detached house set in the quiet hamlet of Bicknor between Sittingbourne and Maidstone.
An unfurnished three bedroom detached modern property located in a popular residential area within the village of Bapchild approximately 2 miles east of Sittingbourne.
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