So where is this place called Boughton under Blean?

OS Map of Boughton
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey
Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with
kind permission of Ordnance Survey

Well, here's a map of where we are. If it's a little too close for you to see the grand scheme of things, think of us as a safe distance to the South East of London. To the West is Faversham, to the East is Canterbury. If you look really closely at the map, you'll see that to the west end of the village is the end of the M2 motorway (junction 7) and the double green line going from the M2 to the east is the A2 which carries on past Canterbury towards Dover. Just as well, the main road through the village (yellow on the map) was built centuries ago and can't handle today's traffic levels. Also, if you look to the right of the map, just above the number "119" is a transmittion tower. When we see the red lights at night, it means we're not far away from home. The mast is on pretty high ground, the number means it is 119 metres above mean sea level. Follow the yellow road through the village and after about 2km the next number reads "14" metres above sea level. Nice to cycle down, not so nice to cycle up.

A book on the village

Joan White wrote a book about the village. You can buy it from Amazon: Boughton-under-Blean by Joan White or from the Faversham Society (Tel: 01795 534542)