1920 - Early Whitstable Telephone Numbers

The following is a list of the first 125 Whitstable telephone numbers and their owners. It is easy to see how the commercial sector was quick to take up this advance in technology, but as interesting are the private individuals who are included.

To have a telephone was obviously a sign of the more affluent residents.

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1840 - Whitstable, Pigots Directory

The Pigots directories give us a good source of information about the commercial aspect of a town in the 19th century. The following is the extract for Whitstable in 1840.

Pigots 1840.


is a maritime village and parish in the hundred of its name and the lathe of St Augustine, six miles NW from Canterbury, and about

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