When I decided to make use of this space, I couldn’t think what to do that was a
bit different. I’m sure this isn’t unique but it reflects my feelings about two places
I know well.
I grew up in Hawkinge and have many happy memories of the small friendly village
it was from the 1940’s till the mid 1960’s.
I started work here at Swanton farm in 1968 and moved into a farm cottage
a year later. I have often thought how lucky we are to live in such a peaceful place.
It has a long and varied history so I’ve tried to find out as much as I can about
it, including a summary of the changes I’ve seen in the last forty years.
I’d be delighted to receive any further information or corrections and
happy to update these pages accordingly.