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Beware, Smugglers!

This advert appears in Keble’s Gazette in 1885 and is the first mention of smugglers being associated with the Caves. It is a romantic notion that will persist for another century.

This isn’t just a time of change for the Caves though. In 1828 Holy Trinity Church is built, and in 1893 the decision is made to convert part of Northumberland House into the vicarage.

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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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