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Century of Coal film to make village premier

21 October, 2019

Residents who may not have been able to see the film previously have the chance to catch up with A Century of Coal when it will be screened for the first time in Aylesham next month.

Written and produced by TV presenter Peter Williams and debuted in Deal two years ago, A Century of Coal tells the story of the former Kent coalfield and includes interviews with Aylesham residents Philip and Kay Sutcliffe and Keith Owen among others. Peter will be on hand to talk about the film’s production and answer questions afterwards.

The film was shown at other east Kent venues at the time but not in Aylesham. Now, the village heritage centre has arranged the screening on Saturday 16 November in aid of its funds. The event will be in the main hall of the Aylesham Community Workshop Project building in Ackholt Road. Doors open at 6.30pm to start at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now via the heritage centre.

The heritage centre is meeting on a temporary basis at Bechange’s premises, on the Workshop Project site, from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays while work is carried out at its usual base, Aylesham House. As ever, members look forward to welcoming visitors interested in the history of the village