“From the kings and queens who paid a visit, to sporting heroes and must see attractions, Old Bunyard’s Kent Pride is a permanent online museum packed with information on the county’s achievements.” – Liane Castle, Kent Online.

“A fascinating and growing site of Kent history, its people, its places, its activities created by a knowledgeable local historian.” – Bromley Borough Local History Society website.

“Just had my attention drawn to a wonderful website, “Old Bunyard’s Kent Pride”. It is a fascinating collection of facts and stories about the county of Kent. John Bunyard gives us much to be proud of.” – Remony Millwater, High Sheriff of Kent.

“I have been looking at it again from time to time (whenever I have about two hours to spare, as I never can drag myself away after just ten minutes) and it is truly a massive piece of work. A great effort.” – Jonathan Rice, Chairman, Kent Cricket Heritage Trust.

“It is amazing what you have achieved in a very short time. So impressive… Your love for the county shines through.” – Henny Shotter, Secretary, Lenham Heritage Society.

“Wow – what an epic venture. Beyond impressive, and an extraordinary labour of love! An amazing legacy to the good people of Kent. I look forward to using it as a source of historical facts and biographies and a research place to look up places of interest to visit” – David Carr, solicitor, Otterden.

“This is a terrific online encycloaedia of Kent, a real lockdown opus and brill for interest and research… truly a great achievement.” – Sandra Howard, Baroness Howard of Lympne.

I have just spent an hour reading it. It is truly a labour of love, and really wonderfully comprehensive and impressive. I actually searched for the founder of Newell’s Old Boys, the Argentine football team, wondering whether you’d missed out the fact that he was born locally. You hadn’t.” – Rory Sutherland, advertising executive, journalist, and author, Brasted.

I have just had a short, first stroll through your encyclopaedia – what a brilliant idea and mammoth task. I do congratulate you.” – Jane Carr, Organiser, Egerton Music Festival.

A thoroughly diverting, enjoyable and informative tribute to the great county of Kent.” – Gordon Monaghan, Chairman, Little Chart Bridge Club.

“It was great to be in some cases reminded and in others educated about the rich historical heritage nestled within the beautiful Kentish countryside.” – Christine King, market researcher from Faversham.

Fascinating. The only problem with it is like You Tube – you get on it and then find a couple hours have gone by.  It is a really fine piece of work.” – Graham Belson, Treasurer, Old Maidstonians. 

“I started looking at other sections and … an hour or so later … I have a long list of more places to visit. Great work.” – Denise Smith, Chairman, Dover Greeters.

“Amazing! I cannot claim to have looked at every image, but can quickly see that you have covered fascinating ground fairly comprehensively. I am most impressed at the Ideal Homes section, as it provides much interesting background to the history of some of the houses whose gardens we both visit and advise upon.” – Richard Stileman, Co-Chairman, Kent Gardens Trust.

“It’s billed as a photographic journey around England’s oldest county – and we’re sure you’ll love Old Bunyard’s Tour of Kent, a selection of more than 1,000 images taken in our home acres. They were “extracted from the many more the author took while compiling Old Bunyard’s Kent Pride”, itself presented as a Kentish compendium put together from March 2020 to provide morale-boosting distraction during lockdown. A job well done!” Campaign for the Protection of Rural England.

“I saw the first version of your website in April and it has come on in leaps and bounds. You have certainly covered an amazing amount of subjects.” – David Sandford, The Civic Society of Tunbridge Wells.

Congratulations on putting together such a useful & informative encyclopaedia… The more I have looked at your Kent Pride, the more interesting information I am coming across. It really is a gem.” – Kay Brummell from Ashford.

This is a new and first-class website. It seems very well checked… I do wish you well with your project. It is very welcomed.” – Mike Gunnill, Kent Feature Journalist of the Year, 2018.

“Staggering achievement, John. A special place is to be reserved for you in literary heaven. (Not yet, obvs.)– Suzanne Egerton, author from Petts Wood.

“Congratulations on a marvellous achievement. A wonderful way to spend your time. A credit to the county.” Michael H Peters, Chilham Castle volunteer historian & guide.

“A website born to provide light relief from Covid-19 now provides us with an insight into Kent’s rich history and culture… I have no doubt the site has had many views and hope you keep adding to it.” Jane Moczulski, Administrator, Godmersham Park Heritage Centre.

“A new insight, crisply cantering across Kent’s characters.” – Lois Tilden, Egerton Parish Council.

“A Kent treat of essential reading, whether on a nostalgic trip or journey of discovery”. Ian Lambert, Man of Kent, author and local historian.

“There is much to fascinate and intrigue in this excellent overview. It’s also very carefully researched, and well-written, leaving the reader wanting to explore further some of the fascinating details. This is a great initiative for this period of ‘lock down’ in which many of us find we have time to ponder the history of Kent.” – Janice Reid, Chapter Member, Canterbury Cathedral.

I have just started delving into your wonderful site! Right up my street – a veritable pot pourri of information. Little nuggets of stories and facts that can be squirrelled away in the grey matter. Love it!!Guy of Egerton, reinsurance broker.

Great stuff. Glad something positive is coming out of this dreadful situation.” – Trevor Gasson from Elham, former Deputy Chief Executive, Maidstone Borough Council.

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