More ‘Arty’ things from Dungeness

//More ‘Arty’ things from Dungeness

More ‘Arty’ things from Dungeness

A small shop in Hythe, ‘Shepherds Hut Studio’ owned and run by artist Andreya Stoneman houses an abundance of items all relating to Dungeness. From cards to lampshades and original art all are very reasonably priced. Andreya has had a life long fascination with Dungeness and makes all the items for sale herself and all artwork is from her own hand.

Alas Andreya’s website is not up and running just yet but as soon as it is we will provide a link. All items will be available for mail order but a visit to her shop would be well worth a visit. And somewhere in one of my sheds I have an old wood lamp standard which I will now dig out just so I can have a large lampshade!!


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By |2018-11-12T20:15:44+00:00May 29th, 2016|Local Gossip|0 Comments

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Born in Ashford a long time ago I have had a lifelong relationship with Dungeness having spent every year here for a fortnights holiday up to the age of 15. In those good old days there was no electricity and hence no radio, no running water and no adequate sewage solutions. Nothing to do other than enjoy the vast expanse of the Ness and all it offered for the young children of that era. Out after breakfast and back before nightfall. There were lakes to swim in. Same lakes to boat on (well large logs). A derelict school in which to play.(Add pic on school roof) Gun emplacements, underground shelters. Sheer bliss. That all ended at 16 when I joined the RAF, finally purchasing a shack – as indeed it was then – in 1971 for the princely sum of £750.00. Only 15 years prior to that we could not afford the £250.00 asking price for what was then known as ‘Windwhistle’, the former Queen Victoria’s Pullman carriage. Still there today but concealed behind painted shiplap. Leaving the mob I travelled, retuning ‘home’ as oft I could, and realistically, only becoming a permanent fixture since 1977. In those days there was a vibrant community here with annual gatherings for the Mayday festival – spit roast and all and open days at the Lifeboat station – with bosuns chairs, zip wires to keep the kids happy. I think Health and Safety put paid to that and other activities, as did the moving away of many locals. The result of which , today there are probably less than 40 persons residing here permanently, in probably less than 20 out of the 80 shacks still here. (I have been told not to use the word ‘shacks’ as now at £3000,00.00 plus they are desirable bungalows in a well sought after locale. So ‘Shacks’ they are! End.

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