The story of one of Canterbury's former archbishops is to be etched onto glass. St Alphege was martyred a thousand years ago after the Danes invaded and stormed Canterbury. A new memorial is planned for the church in Whitstable which bears his name.
Twelve, one metre-high glass panes are to be etched with the key events in the saint's life and death.
In his report David Johns spoke to Rachel Webbley, Vicar of St Alphege Church; Sonia McNally, the artist; Hilary Powell, a medieval historian; and Jon Scott, a jogger who is one of the models featuring in the artwork.
Approval has been given to extend the wind farm off the Kent coast. The decision by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change means between 10 and 17 turbines will be put up. The Kentish Flats are just over six miles from Whitstable.
A restaurateur from Kent has told Meridian that her business is being punished because of her postcode. Elizabeth Bennett claims that she will be charged thousands of pounds for putting a few tables and chairs outside her restaurant in Whitstable. David Johns reports.
Love them or loathe them, oysters have been farmed in Kent since Roman times. And now it seems their popularity is reaching new heights. Stocks in France have been badly hit by disease. Now our continental cousins are turning to us for supplies. David Johns reports.
A 26-foot motor cruiser with three people onboard had to be beached in Whitstable yesterday after it was overwhelmed by tides.
The crew requested assistance after taking in water off Herne Bay in north westerly force six winds.
Dave Parry, of Whitstable RNLI, said: “As we were heading to the reported position of the vessel we were told that there were three people in the water. On our arrival we were then informed that the casualties were now safely ashore on the beach having been helped ashore by the Herne Bay Coastguard.
“The vessel was aground on the steeply shelving beach, waterlogged and rolling around with no possibility in the conditions of towing it off."
Paramedics and ambulance crews also attended the scene and one of the casualtieswas taken to hospital for a check up.