by Helen Allinson & Brian Turner
Tunstall’s history evokes echoes of past glories for it is a place of vanished mansions; Woodstock, Gore Court and Ufton Court. This small agricultural community in north Kent has been the home of figures of national importance such as Sir Edward Hales and Sir James Cromer.
During the twentieth century the adjoining town of Sittingbourne expanded and grew closer to the village but a strong separate community remained, centred on the land and the church.
Helen Allinson is an experienced local historian and author whose previous publications include histories of the parishes of Borden, Bredgar and Hollingbourne, ‘Life in the Workhouse’, ‘The Journal of a Victorian Lady’, and ‘Farewell to Kent’.
Brian Turner researched the history of Tunstall for many years and his notes enrich the book.
The book has 368 pages, is well illustrated and thoroughly indexed.
ISBN 978 0 904373 16 5