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10 Top quirky facts about Tunbridge Wells

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious lived at 43 Lime Hill Road for six years and went to the former Sandown School

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The first motor show in the world was held on the 15th October 1895 on Showfields.

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Every year the Wetherspoons in Tunbridge Wells closes for a couple of days to return to its original use as an opera house.

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Buffalo Bill and his travelling circus came to the Old West Station in 1903

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If you look between the elephants heads on Camden Road, that is a former air raid shelter for up to 90 people

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Oasis played The Forum in March 1994 in support of their upcoming debut album Definitely Maybe. They were paid £75 to perform

 

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David Bowie’s parents Margaret and John met at the former Ritz cinema

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Modern, famous residents of Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas include Davina McCall, Kerry Katona and Bob Mortimer

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Diana, Princess of Wales opened the Royal Victoria Place in October 1992

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Tunbridge Wells had a vibrant woman’s suffrage movement in the years leading up to the First World War

 

 

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