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Summer at Solleys Farm

Most people who live in Deal will have likely tried Solleys Ice cream before. Maybe you’ve bought a cone from one of their vans at an event or enjoyed a little tub with a plastic spoon. We’re lucky to have the Kentish ice cream makers on our doorstep. They produce the famous ice cream in a farm in Mongeham. The farm is open to the public all summer long so we popped in for a visit. 

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Delving in to Deal Museum

This week we went along to Deal Museum. Having found out a little about Deal’s history here and there, we were keen to learn more and see what we could discover. Located on St George’s Road, the museum is a fascinating place, packed to the rafters with artifacts relating to Deal’s rich history.

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What's The Deal: February

A lot has been going on in Deal in the last month, the town is waking up from the winter and preparing for the busy spring and summer seasons ahead. We've also been enjoying a few local products and days out, so we're giving you a run down of some of our highlights in February as well as a few things we're looking forward to this year. 

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Linden Hall Studio: Down from London

This saturday we went along to Linden Hall Studios for the opening of their new show, “Down From London” a group show featuring a mixture of sculpture, paintings and projection from The London Group. Sixty of the groups current members are featured in the show at Linden Hall Studios. The work is fairly eclectic, with bright colourful geometric pieces hanging alongside figurative sketches and abstract work.

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Daytrippers: Exploring Dungeness

Dungeness is like a ghost town, for all intents and purposes it’s a dessert, masquerading as a beach. There's a beach hut that’s been destroyed by the weather, you can see where the wind has ripped through it, it looks as if its guts are spilling out. There’s a sort of chimney breast, it looks so bizarre sitting alone on the beach looking out to sea. A plaque explains its purpose, there used to be a blacksmith's here and this chimney is a recreation of one that once existed. As you walk nearer to the sea, you’ll find all sorts of items that have been abandoned or washed up on the shore. The small community of artists that live here utilise these items in their works. Decaying boats and engines are scattered around. An area of shipping containers have been littered with nets, gas canisters, boxes and all sorts of boating items.

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Saturday Market Haul

Deal market is a great place to browse on a saturday morning, the town is buzzing, and you can pick up some great food and vintage items. From metal signs to old glasses, there's a lot of unique items on display so it’s worth rummaging around to see what you can find. On a nice day it’s great seeing the town filled with people; sitting, drinking coffee, and enjoying their Saturdays.

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Exploring Betteshanger

We spent the day at Betteshanger Park to try out some of their activities, we’ve been hearing a lot about them recently with loads of events taking place over the summer and with over 18,500 visitors during April alone, it's no surprise this has been their most successful year yet.

 

Only ten minutes away from deal by car, the parking at the Betteshanger is ample and well priced, with anything over 3 hours at £3. Its free to bring your own bikes and use the track, you can also cycle from Deal, it's only five more minutes by bike, so if your confident enough it's well worth the effort.

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