A Kentish compendium

Old Bunyard’s Kent Pride is a tribute to the county of Kent. It started life in March 2020 as an effort to provide some morale-boosting distraction to Kent people as the lockdown got underway. It took on a life of its own as research into Kent’s history and culture made it clear quite how much there is to be said about this unique county. Although it cannot be said to be comprehensive, the project completed six months later has something of an encyclopaedic feel to it. Running to over 1,000 entries, it can at least be called substantial and, like all encyclopaedias, it can always be updated and added to.

As the scale of the project has expanded, so too has its list of uses:

  • Local studies.
  • Light reading.
  • Fact checking.
  • Tourist guide.
  • Family history.
  • Quiz questions.
  • Home education.
  • Teaching resource.
  • Newcomers’ primer.
  • Ideas for private studies.

The guiding principle in OBKP’s creation has been scholarly rigour, albeit not at the expense of occasional humour. Every effort has been made to avoid the sort of unverifiable assertion that has become normal on the internet. That is not to say that all its content is incontrovertible. If any errors have crept in during its intensive creation, readers are more than welcome to point them out through the Contact page.

Do spend some time soaking up Kent’s many stories, and prepare to be amazed at how much the county and its people have to be proud of.


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