The Guide To Kent

The Guide To Kent


A flight to France is the quickest way to travel and the most pleasant for those who love to see everything from their window. If you want to get rich in that case – it is better to fly by a charter plane. And Lydd airport provides services for almost all agencies that offer such trips at the lowest prices. It is located 6 miles west of Lydd and serves mainly tourists. Among them there are Russian tourists whose number increases every year thanks to easy and cheap flights to Lydd.

Stratford-upon-Avon Airport is located 2, My City of London ( 5 nautical miles (4. 6 km; 2. 9 mi) northwest of Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxfordshire, England. The airport is situated near the Grand Union Canal, just south of junction 22 of the M40 motorway. It has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (number P862) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. If you reside in the UK then a charter flight to this destination is an option to consider.

Lydd Airport at Lydd (an island on the south coast of England) has ties with several British and European airlines and provides charter flights between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), Belfast International (BFS) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Air service in the United Kingdom is provided by two major airline companies: British Airways which owns and operates the flag carrier British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic which is owned by conglomerate Virgin Group. Additionally, easyJet and Ryanair provide low-cost air service to and from many destinations throughout the UK.


Weather in Kent can be very changeable. Whilst generally being quite warm, daytime temperatures often drop below 20C (about 68F) in the winter and occasionally below freezing point. Nights are cool, with temperatures around 3C (37F) even in the summer. Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures in Ashford, Countrywide for each month are given below. The historic High Street has been designated one of only 15 Heritage Coasts, a national accolade given to outstanding examples of seaside beauty.

The newer part of the town on A20, New Hythe also has a small harbour, called Pegwell Bay. It was announced on July 20, 2010 by the Met Office that as a result of climate change the weather of Kent could be altered. The hot summers and mild winters will be reduced due to an increase in rainfall and more cloudy days. Founded in 1983, Kent International Airport is the hub of the Kent International Group and offers a range of services for passengers from major airlines to private jets.


The economy of Bangladesh is the second largest (by PPP) in South Asia and 16th largest in the world. As of 2016[update], per capita GDP was estimated as US $1,624. Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal were the other countries in South Asia with a higher estimated per capita income. However, after the recent financial crisis of 2007–2010 Bangladesh's GDP per capita has fallen behind that of Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. Bangladesh is now a developing country by most measures, making it a newly industrialized country.

The economy is based on agriculture, textile manufacturing, fish and seafood exports, medical tourism and foreign investment; along with traditional industries such as shipbuilding. Its population was 118 million in 2011. The New Zealand economy has traditionally been reliant on farming, but increasingly the service sector dominates.  In the 20th century manufacturing played a significant role in the economy.  However, as industry in New Zealand has declined, so too has manufacturing's contribution to the economy.

 Right now one of the largest contributors to the New Zealand economy is technology such as computer games and movies. The Age We're In'''was the moniker journalists bestowed upon the present 2000s decade. This name may have been fitting during the year 2008, yet today the world is in a greatly different place. The United States is now the "new" China, inflation is a worldwide epidemic, and the geopolitical chessboard has clearly changed pieces.

The economy is also massively affected by the London based insurance market. The City employs about 300 000 people and in addition to the core business of dealing in insurance, they act as custodians of large amount of financial assets—about $4 trillion worth, according to some reports. Banks located in The City include. The site has undergone significant investment since Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund acquired a majority stake in February 2011. Air. Charter flights are provided by Lydd Airport at Lydd (airport code: LDD).


There are also a large number of independent further and higher education colleges (many associated with religious trusts) which include: Canterbury College, Folkestone; Chatham & Clarendon College, Ramsgate; Dover Christ Church University College; East Kent College (formally the Medway Studio School & Sixth Form College); Hadlow College, Tonbridge; High Speed One – Heating Ventilation & Refrigeration (HS1 HVAC) Training Limited; Joy's Charity Schools Trust (formerly Joy’s Children’s Charity), Scadbury Road Chatham; London School of English, Canterbury; Medway City College in Gillingham and Strood.

Kent is unique among the Local Authorities in that it maintains its own specialist fire and rescue service. The main area of responsibility for Kent Fire and Rescue Service is for the whole of Kent which includes Medway. They have 16 fire stations across Kent with most of their 112 firefighters based in the South East of the County, they also have at least one appliance on call or standby at any one time within each station 24/7.

Another major responsibility is policing Kent's major waterways which includes the Port of Dover and Port of Sheerness. The University of Kent is based in Canterbury with satellite campuses in Medway and Tonbridge, and a business school located in central London.  Their business school (the Centre for Management) is the fastest growing business school in the United Kingdom, having had more than 500% growth in students between 2002 and 2007. The university's Department of Electronic Engineering won a Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2005.

There are also many higher education colleges which mostly consist of smaller campuses in the town centres such as Canterbury College, East Kent College, Folkestone College and Petroc (formerly North Kent College) University all offer higher education courses in their localised towns. Along with these universities are many colleges, and other educational institutions. These include The Weald College, Canterbury College, The Kent College of Art and Design, Medway College, East Kent College (now University Campus Suffolk), and the Chatham Training School.


There is a gap in the age of human settlement in the Darent valley between the Neolithic era and the late Romano-British period. However, there is evidence to suggest that there was a Celtic 'defensive headland'settlement on the site of Cochester  villa. This was situated on the now-inundated coast opposite Barham and as such would have been in contact with the continental mainland. The subsequent Anglo-Saxon era saw the Woccingas tribe establish a settlement along part of the course of what is now called Darent River.

Despite its urbanisation and developments during the 20th century, archaeology has shown that much of Kent is likely to be under-represented from various periods (including Stone. Most of the early modern history of Kent is centred on Maidstone, which has been a centre of settlement since at least the Iron Age and contains many archaeological sites ranging from the early medieval period to the Industrial Revolution. Maidstone also had a notable importance in the English Civil War as it was besieged by Robert Blake's parliamentarian forces during the winter of 1648–49.

The first modern settlements were established along the valley of the River Darent around 3000 BC, including the sites of Gimbsheim and Swanscombe. The area was a focus for trade and industry, and several Iron Age finds have been made in the locality. Chatham Maritime Academy offers courses for boat skippers and owners from Dover, Sheerness, Ramsgate and Cuxton; the New School, Canterbury operates (as of 2006) as a specialist fine art school, private business school and publicly-funded teacher training college.


There are two commercial radio stations covering the city of Canterbury. KM FM began broadcasting in the early 1990s and is situated in Canterbury city centre near to the shopping precinct. KMFM has local news bulletins 24 hours a day from its own newsroom. The other radio station covering Canterbury is KOS FM which broadcasts from studios in Whitstable but can be heard across much of north-east Kent and parts of East Sussex from a transmitter near Dover.

Both stations play mainly modern music along with specialist shows on weekends. The KM Group (formerly KOS Media Ltd. ) is the holding company for Kent Messenger. It incorporates seven regional newspapers: the Canterbury Times, East Kent Mercury, Dover Express and Folkestone Herald for Thanet; Deal's The Week and East Kent Gazette, Shepway Mail and Whitstable Times for Shepway; Dartford Chronicle for Dartford constituency; and the Sevenoaks Chronicle, Gravesham Review and Swale News Group's South Kent Gazette.

  All papers are sold both in newsagents and by home delivery. Newsprint was in common usage until the 1980s, since when almost all Kent newspapers have been printed on smaller and compacted sizes of newsprint. Local newspapers owned by the KM Group are now mainly published in tabloid format. Amongst its titles is the Big Brother Watch, a quarterly newspaper focusing on issues and events within the reality television show Big Brother. Newspapers have a long tradition in Kent.

English-language newspapers have been printed in Canterbury since the 1750s, when John Exeter and John Courtenay began publishing regional papers there. The first truly local newspaper was the Dover Mercury, established in 1802. The other major historic titles are the Kentish Times, founded in 1830; the West Kent Gazette. There are three main local newspapers, the "Kent & Sussex Courier", the "Mid-Kent and North Kent Observer" and "The Kentish Express" with more than 20 smaller local papers circulating within their circulation areas.

Physical Geography

Geologically, Kent is one of the oldest parts of the country. At first it was joined to Europe as part of a land bridge, but gradually sea levels rose and cut it off from the European mainland. The North Downs run across the county from west to east, rising up to 300 feet above sea level in the hills around Sevenoaks. On the western fringe of the downs are the beginnings of ranges of low chalk hills: the Weald, which stretches eastward into Sussex, and the Greensand Ridge, which runs southeastward across Kent into Surrey.

Both these areas were formerly covered by forest, but they suffered from over-harvesting in medieval times and have been converted largely to farmland. The county's coast faces the North Sea and the English Channel. A bridge from mainland England to France (the completion of which, in 1985, was followed by the opening of the Channel Tunnel ) has been proposed but is not currently planned. It is believed that this would affect the economy of the south-east of England, which for many years has been closely linked with that of continental Europe and relies heavily on trade with France and Continental Europe.

Geologically, Kent is predominantly of interest because of its primary place in the development of the Cretaceous basin—the Weald. The basin developed across an area that now forms the north and eastern part of the county. The rest of the county is part of the London Basin, a sedimentary basin formed at a later date. The highest point in Kent is Walbury Hill, 509 feet (155m), an outcrop of upper chalk ( Chalk Group) west of Sevenoaks.

Lowest point. No perennial rivers flow through the county, though the Medway is a tributary of the Thames. A few intermittent rivers drain into the North Sea. Geology. Kent's terrain is largely low hills, but it has some valleys and chalk cliffs to the south. The highest point is Botley Hill in the west (131m). Much of the county lies on sedimentary rocks. So Kent lies on the Eastern side of England, and on the shores of the English Channel; but who cares about geography?.


There followed the creation of a national network of roads. In the late 17th century, under the reign of Charles II, a scheme was put in place for a series of "Grand Monuments" (generally known as "arterial" roads) running between the capital cities of England and Scotland in order to standardise communications and ease troop movements between strong points. The Great West Road followed Watling Street from London to Chiswick and Hounslow and thus to Bath, Bristol and Gloucester; an alternative route ran from Chiswick along the Uxbridge Road through Brentford to Reading; other branches led from Putney Heath to Canterbury and from Waterloo Bridge via Knightsbridge to Portsmouth.

A number of Roman roads formed the ancient Watling Street, or Wæcelinga Stræt. These include the Dover road Watling Street, the Canterbury road, the Stane Street or Stone Street and Ermine Street, all connecting Dover with London as in the Tabula Peutingeriana on which they are represented by straight lines drawn between the two southernmost towns of their respective regions. The Dover Road ran from Canterbury to Dover and thence by way of Lympne, Richborough Port, Stonar, Reculver, Minster (in Thanet), and Sandwich to Calais.


There were three main roads out of London, each leading to a different port. The Dover Road and the Folkestone Road intersected at Stane Street, which ran north-south. Watling Street continued north through the present day Dover district then turned east to Canterbury and on to Wroxeter and Wales; it was known as the "Pilgrims'Way". The third road from London was Ermine Street, which connected with ports at Hamble (near Southampton) and Rutupiae (near Richborough).

Each road bore a password, or milepost marker to be recited to the military or police if one did not have the means to write it down. This enabled Roman officials such as tax collectors and supply officers to. A number of Roman roads converged on London from all directions, linking the capital not only with towns in Britain but also major ports and cities of Roman Britain and continental Europe. By the end of the third century AD, London was a major focal point served by paved highways from all parts: east–west Icknield Street (the Devil's Highway) ran from Southampton to Chester; north–south Ermine Street ran from Canterbury to York; from Lincoln and York, the Fosse Way ran to Exeter, following approximately the modern A5; while Watling Street, with its north–south route from Dover to Wroxeter, Newport and Caerleon, was one of Britain's oldest roads.