Bekesbourne shown within Kent
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Situated approximately three miles south-east of the city boundary, the village has a church, St Peter's Parish Church which has a Norman doorway, a 13th-century chancel and the first recorded example of brick mathematical tiles.
Bekesbourne was the site of an aerodrome, built during World War I, and which thrived as the home of the Kent Flying Club until World War II, when it was closed. One large hangar remained. It was severely damaged by and rebuilt after the hurricane of 1987. It was then demolished in 1997 and the site developed with 10 large detached houses. The road on which they are situated was named De Havillands.
Bekesbourne was the birthplace of:
- Michael Powell - celebrated film director
- Stephen Hales - English physiologist, chemist and inventor.
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