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What is it like in Tonbridge?

The Centre is also the University's West Kent base for the delivery of professional and executive education in collaboration with the Centre for Child Protection, the Centre for Professional Practice, Kent Business School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise.

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Tonbridge School, the famous public school, was established in 1552 under letters patent of Edward VI, to educate the sons of local gentry and farmers (There was already a nearby school in existence for poorer boys, now Sevenoaks School.)

TPDTonbridge Professional Development: courses for the education community.

Tonbridge has a Rugby union club, Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football club.,[34] often referred to as TJs. The 2009/10 season saw the club's first XV win promotion and go unbeaten in the league for the second year running, they played their rugby in 2010/11 in London 1. The senior men's section of the club fields five sides plus a Vets team. The club has two girls teams (Under 15 and 18), and a junior and mini section.

At the centre of this fascinating portion of Kentish life sits Tonbridge, a market town since the Middle Ages that still buzzes today. Here, tucked in beside the River Medway, is 11th century Tonbridge Castle. This is Kent's best example of a motte-and-bailey gatehouse, where audio tours and interactive exhibits bring history to life.            

Facilities HireOur outstanding sporting facilities are available for hire.

Tonbridge is in the parliamentary constituency of Tonbridge and Malling, currently represented in Parliament by Thomas Tugendhat of The Conservative Party.

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A castle was built here in the 11th century by Richard Fitz Gilbert,[7] son of the murdered guardian of William the Conqueror in his infancy. Richard was responsible for governing England in William I's many absences.

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Our inspiring range of short courses and study days allows you time to explore a subject purely for interest, among like-minded people, without formal assessment.

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Our new history of the town 'Tonbridge through ten centuries' is available now. Great value at only £10 for a 240 page book with 300 illustrations. 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon! Details here.

Reputedly England's finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle with a splendid 13th Century Gatehouse.

. . . a town on the River Medway in the English county of Kent — and welcome to the website of Tonbridge Historical Society.

Ruth Ellis, the last woman in the United Kingdom to be hanged, was married[17] at the registry office in Tonbridge on 8 November 1950.

Some superb insights into old England await at Tonbridge and West Malling.  Idyllic manor houses and a postcard-pretty castle sit in an ancient landscape where woods and fields undulate towards villages and hop farms. Tonbridge also prides itself with some intriguing Jane Austen links to the town.         

Mediæval Tonbridge was a market town of a few hundred people. Today the population exceeds 30,000, but the town's historic core remains. Tonbridge still has more than 150 listed buildings.

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The meeting room is L-shaped and has a seating capacity of 50 (Theatre style) or 20 (Boardroom style).

Champions at National Rifle Association Schools' Meeting

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The town was recorded in the Domesday Book 1087 as Tonebrige, which may indicate a bridge belonging to the estate or manor (from the Old English tun), or alternatively a bridge belonging to Tunna, a common Anglo-Saxon man's name. Another theory suggests that the name is a contraction of "town of bridges", due to the large number of streams the High Street originally crossed.[2]

During the Civil War, the town was garrisoned by the Parliamentarian side who refortified the castle. Royalist sympathisers made several attempts to take the town but were repulsed.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate).

Tonbridge Swimming Club is based at the Tonbridge swimming pool which has indoor and outdoor pools.

Parents' Arts SocietySocial, educational and cultural activities for parents, past and present.

However, the links between the founder of this organisation and Todd Bentley have raised concerns for some.[28]

The police station, on Pembury Road, is the headquarters of the West Kent Police Division.

The United Kingdom's first[16] speeding fine was handed out by Tonbridge Petty Sessions court in 1896. The guilty driver was a Mr Walter Arnold of East Peckham, who was fined one shilling for speeding at 8 miles per hour (13 km/h) in a 2 mph (3 km/h) zone in Paddock Wood, in his Karl Benz powered car. Mr Arnold was apprehended by a policeman who had given chase on his bicycle.

The 2007 Tour de France passed through the centre of Tonbridge on 8 July, as part of the first stage (London to Canterbury). The riders climbed Quarry Hill at the south of the town, a Grade 4 and the first King of the Mountains climb of the Tour.

Tonbridge Castle and the 'Great Bridge', as they were in 1795 (private collection)

We are again offering part-time introduction to postgraduate level study short courses at the Tonbridge Centre from September 2016. These courses are designed for anyone with the passion and motivation to develop their knowledge at an advanced level. They do not award academic credits but can be used as preparation and an indication of your suitability for applying for a full postgraduate qualification programme.

The University’s Tonbridge Centre has been established for over 30 years and is situated in the town centre, a few minutes' walk from the High Street and Tonbridge railway station.

Tonbridge railway station is one of Kent's busiest with 4.1 million passengers using it each year. It is an important railway junction with lines to London, Ashford, Hastings and Redhill. The town is also served by the A21 trunk road between London and Hastings and the A26 between Maidstone and Brighton. It is also close to the M25 motorway.

During World War II a prisoner of war camp was built at the junction of Tudeley Lane and Pembury Road on land belonging to Somerhill.[citation needed] It held German pilots who had been shot down, and captured Italian soldiers.[citation needed] After the war the camp was used as temporary housing for people made homeless by the Blitz. The site is now occupied by the Weald of Kent Girls' Grammar School.

At Aylesford Priory, the Friars offers a fascinating insight into life within the centuries-old order of the Carmelites, while there's a profusion of scent at Downderry Nursery where you can stroll among swathes of vivid, fragrance-rich lavender and rosemary.

Tonbridge Baseball Club play in the town,[35] after forming an adult team in 2000 from the junior team the Bobcats. The Bobcats were coached for many by Tonbridge Baseball Club's president Margaret Borley MBE.

To make Tonbridge cleaner and safer, a Pedestrian Action group called PATHS was set up to turn Tonbridge High Street into a pedestrianised street. In 2014, the High Street is a throughway for numerous HGVS and heavy commuter traffic.