It wasn't unusual for farmers to move their sheep along the High Street but for us, coming from the mainly arable area of NW Kent, they were a novelty.

Sometimes the sheep would find their own way into the village; on one such occasion we awoke to find a dozen or more outside the house. We coralled them in the chapel graveyard as it was the only place with solid fences and a gate. The chapel authorities were a little non-plussed but eventually agreed that there wasn't much else we could have done.

If anyone can help with identifying anyone in the pictures, or has any memories of those days please contact me at the email address below.

I no longer have the originals from which these pictures have been taken but I do have larger digital copies (between 2 - 3 Mb). As you can see they aren't of particularly good quality and have been touched up to remove scratches but if anyone would like an unretouched copy please contact me at