Welcome To Sholden Parish

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Sholden is a quiet village situated between the town of Deal and Sandwich in Kent. We have a pretty Norman Church, an excellent Primary School, a local Cricket and Hockey Club,a welcoming Village Pub, a well stocked village store and nearby Fishing Lakes.

In the 1700s, it is alleged that Sholden was a centre for smuggling activity.  At one stage a battle took place between Revenue-men and 150 villagers who had just landed a consignment of contrabrand on the coast at Deal.  Highwaymen also frequented the road here.  In 1797 a new turnpike road was opened between Sandwich and Deal and toll gates placed in the village.

Extract taken from www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk and provided by Deal Information Centre.

Meeting schedule

For the locations and times of Parish Council meetings please refer to the individual agendas.

No meetings are currently scheduled for this month


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