Great news! James the Chimney Sweep is available to work in the Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 area, remember I can help you with any of the following:
- Chimney Swept & Vacuumed and Certificates Issued for Household insurance
- Wood Burning Stoves and multi fuel stoves
- Jetmaster fires
- Aga flues
- Bird nests removed
- Complete Safety Inspections
- Chimney Pots, Cowls and Bird guards
- Free Advice on Chimney Liners
- Colour CCTV Chimney Surveys
- Electric Power Sweeping
- HETAS reg Engineer
If you have any queries or if there is another related job that you have in mind then don't hesitate to contact me by phone: 01732 769017, mobile: 07587 134589, email: TN9 or by using the chimney sweep enquiry form
Map of Tonbridge
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Tonbridge is a picturesque market town situated just four miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells, within the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, in the county of Kent. If you want to find a residential area that sums up the Arcadian allure of Kent, Tonbridge is arguable the ideal place, which best fits that description. With the 11th century Tonbridge Castle as a central landmark, beside the River Medway and surrounded by a splendid array of woodland, fields and hop farms; the town of Tonbridge contains a lively retail mix and a dynamic community, which takes great pride in supporting the local culture of the town. Other industries to have bolstered the economic development of Tonbridge include the production of boxes and cabinets known as Tunbridgeware, as well as, unrelated, cricket balls. Historical nuggets include the fact that the first ever speeding fine, of one shilling, was doled out in Tonbridge. It happened to Walter Arnold of East Packham in 1896. He had been zooming through Paddock Wood at eight-miles-per-hour in his Karl Benz souped-up car, in a two-miles-per-hour zone. A local policeman managed to pull the speedster over, after chasing him on a push bicycle.
Residents in Tonbridge inhabit a wonderful range of homes on roads such as Waterloo Road, Sussex Road, Chichester Road, Mabledon Road, Lionel Road, Vale Road, Hadlow Road. Locals also live further afield within Tonbridge such as Upper Haysden Road, Masefield Way, Shakespeare Road, Deaklin Lis, Dowgate Close, Tudeley Lane, Hectorage Road, Postern Lane, Crabapple Road, Shipbourne Road, Whistler Road and Willow Lea - and there are more examples. Tonbridge is a lovely town, appreciated by residents and visitors alike.
Industries in Tonbridge have included financial services alongside distribution: light engineering; publishing and printing. Manufacturing in the present day is represented through Enalon Ltd, the last plastic moulder and toolmaker in Tonbridge. Tourism also plays an important part in the town's economy with the castle and country park being a particular attraction. Shopping facilities exist on the High Street and there are a number of estate agents and restaurants. Tonbridge Borough Council is reviewing methods to further increase leisure and shopping facilities in the town and the future looks very positive. An example of ongoing development is the creation of The River Centre by Harvester Trust Tonbridge, on Medway Wharf Road, for use as a church, community hub and conference centre.
Transport links in Tonbridge help the town by providing fluency between local industries and the outside world. Commuters are also able to access further afield such as London, Hastings and Ashford. Tonbridge Railway Station has an impressive 4.1 million passengers each year - making it one of the county of Kent's busiest railway stations. The A26 from Brighton to Maidstone and A21 Hastings-London are two nearby major roads, which provide a consistent route for motor traffic for business and leisure. The M25 motorway is also close-by. Arriva Southern Counties provides great bus links in the Tonbridge area and to further beyond.
Tonbridge played an important role in the Medieval period. It had strategic importance with defence works constructed, such as an outer bailey. The historic heart of the town still shows evidence of the Medieval past with buildings from the 15th century, and none more so than Port Reeves in East Street. Other aspects of Tonbridge also hint at its Medieval past with Tonbridge School dating from 1552, set up to educate young farmers and gentry. Protestant martyrs of the Medieval period are also noted to have met their fate in Tonbridge, most famous of tem arguably Joan Beach, Margery Polley and James Tutty, who were all burned at the stake in the 1550s. There is a green in Pembury, which contains a memroial to Margery Polley.
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