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An Ancient Coast

Around 7,000 years ago, sea levels rise across Europe forming the English Channel. Water levels continue to rise along the Kent coastline, and a small island of chalk detaches from the mainland and the Isle of Thanet is born.

The island spans 10 miles at its widest point and is separated from the mainland by a single stretch of water- the Wantsum Channel.

The Channel is two miles wide and proves an important shipping route for the Roman Empire.


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Tales from the past

On 25 August 1917 Charles Feret wrote further on his discoveries about the Caves. A local historian with a keen interest in local history, his articles survive from his Bygone Thanet articles from the

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