Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the future Queen of the United Kingdom, is depicted in this painting by
Henry Nelson O’Neil arriving in England on the 7th of March, 1863.
Alexandra travelled to
Gravesend in Kent, England by royal yacht to marry Prince Albert Edward, the future King Edward VII.
The royal couple married three days later, on the 10th.
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The passenger train at Tenterden Town railway station in England
runs for the last time on the 2nd of January, 1954. All railway traffic ceased in 1961. The locomotive was built in 1896, and rebuilt in 1908.
Tenterden is in Kent in the south of the country, and the railway opened in the year 1900.
Today, a tourist heritage railway operates.
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The Royal Navy’s Admiralty Barge is photographed here in
Chatham, Kent, England on the 1st of August, 1919.
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English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.
After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.
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