Great news! James the Chimney Sweep is available to work in the Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 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: 01892 548399, mobile: 07587 134589, email: email@example.com or by using the chimney sweep enquiry form
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James the Sweep's status as the Master Chimney Sweep of Tunbridge Wells is a tremendous privilege. It is such a beautiful town and sweeping chimneys, installing stoves and clearing birds' nests for the residents of 56,000 homes is busy but wonderful work!
The town sprang from a spring, literally in fact, some 400 years ago due to the healing properties of its natural waters which were revered by royalty. Variety is the spice of life, and I love the diversity of cosy fireplaces and flues I find in the sandstone houses of the present-day neighbourhoods which in my opinion boast some of the finest architecture in England. Hever Castle, a bit further away, is a splendid example of stately homes in the vicinity and you will often find me there making sure the flues are as clean as a whistle.
Tunbridge Wells truly contains some of the county of Kent's most beautiful green open spaces. The range is vast, from woods to parks, with the Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, a 250 acre forested site, noted closest to the town centre. Other nature spots include Calverley Grounds with ornamental gardens; Dunorlan Park, a former millionaire's garden, which is now grade two listed after a restoration programme; Great Culverden Park is a quaint woodland and then there's Grosvenor Recreation Ground, which is the oldest park and opened in 1889; and finally Hilbert Recreation Ground, which includes a nature reserve.
Shopping in the Pantiles, taking time to absorb the splendour of the Chalybeate Spring - there are so many local attractions and so much to see and do. "I wish I'd stayed in Tunbridge Wells", said Mr Dryden in the Lawrence of Arabia film. James Bond and his wife Tracy Di Vicenzo also planned to live there before fate took a nasty turn. Mrs Bond tells her husband she, "looks forward to living as Mr and Mrs James Bond of Acacia Avenue, Tunbridge Wells" in the 007 movie, 'On Her Majesty's secret service'. It seems everyone wants to live in Tunbridge Wells!
Tunbridge Wells residents are passionate about sport and there are several clubs offering different sporting activities. Tunbridge Wells Football Club has its origins in 1886 and the team plays at the Southern Counties East Football League at the Culverden Stadium. James the Sweep is proud to be a sponsor for Tunbridge Wells Youth & Ladies Football Club and they are very talented players. Rugby is another pastime in Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells RFC is well-supported with home games at the St Mark's ground. Weald Warriors are another rugby team in the town. Kent County Cricket Club uses Nevill Ground, which is also used for international and county cricket; ss well as by Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club. Linden Park Cricket Club uses the Higher Cricket Ground, which is at Tunbridge Wells Common. Motorsports are also popular in Tunbridge Wells and the local motor club originated in 1911. Swimming, squash and running are also represented with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson Swimming Club, Tunbridge Wells Squash Club and Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon proving popular with the local fitness fanatics as well as fans of the various sports.
Royal Tunbridge Wells has been the residence of a number of famous people. In fact, there is a long list of noteworthy folk in the fields of arts and literature, politics, sports and science and such alike. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, was a daughter of Queen Victoria. Her husband was the Duke of Argyll, John Campbell, and together they bought Domden, a country house not far from Royal Tunbridge Wells, for a few years before relocating to Kensington Palace. Another famous resident, namely the owner of Thackeray's House at 85 London Road in Tunbridge Wells, was none other than William Makepeace Thackeray himself, the novelist. It was at this house, that Thackeray Penned his famous Vanity Fair, the premier example of a Victorian domestic novel. Other noteworthy inhabitants in Tunbridge Wells include sports stars such as tennis player Virginia Wade, who was a pupil at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School, and George Cohen, the right-side player for the England Football Squad, which won the 1966 World Cup.
Tunbridge Wells has a good representation of media serving the town. KMFH West Kent is based in Tunbridge Wells and it's a commercial radio station. BBC Radio Kent is also stationed there and the BBC regional hub, in the Great Hall Arcade within Tunbridge Wells, houses the set-up for programmes for BBC South East. Newspapers are represented via Times of Tunbridge Wells and the Kent Courier. Arts in the town is also well supported with the Assembly Hall in Crescent Road being able to accommodate 1,020 people for events. The Forum provides a live music venue and there is also Trinity Arts Centre, a converted church building, in Church Road for other events. Tunbridge Wells hosted a TEDX Royal Tunbridge Wells event on June 6 2015 and there is also an annual free music festival every May, known as Unfest.
Residents live in a fascinating mix of homes, both large and small, across Tunbridge Wells with a fascinating variety of architecture. Residential and/or commercial areas encompass Grove Hill Road, Claremont Road, Bayhall Road (A264), Mount Pleasant Road among others. Camden Park Road by Camden Park is a bit further east with Farncombe Road and Forest Road being the larger roads alongside smaller streets such as Park Street, Prince's Street, Cambridge Street. To the south, by The Nevill Ground, there's Warwick Park, Frant Road, Blatchington Road. Then to the west, by The Spa Hotel and Travelodge Tunbridge Wells, there's Major York's Road, Castle Road, Langton Road leading to the Tunbridge Wells Golf Club; and north-west, Molymeux Park Road, Boyne Park, Royal Chase. And northwards, some lovely roads with All Saints Rise, Hopwood Gardens, Stephen's Road, Queen's Road and Upper Grosvenor Road, which wends past Grosvenor & Hilbert Park with Dorking Road, Auckland Road, Sandhurst Road, Coneyburrow Road, although that's just a few named, there are many, many others.
Myths and legends abound in every nook and cranny of Kent and Tunbridge Wells has a fair share of them. Perhaps the strangest, arguably, is the story of a 'Bigfoot', seen to be out and about in the town. The beast of T Wells was first spotted by an elderly couple, in 1942, while enjoying a saunter together one day. Bigfoot was allegedly sitting on a bench at the time of the sighting. It's not stated whether or not, he or she was reading a newspaper at the time. However the sight of Bigfoot scared the elderly duo. To the point that both the man and woman ran away in fright. Some residents believe the Bigfoot to be nothing more than a prank. Yet those who have seen the eight foot tall creature say it has a loud roar, red eyes and long arms. Several sightings were made on the Common of Tunbridge Wells.
Transport links are fluent between Tunbridge Wells and the outside parts of Kent. A number of roads, led by the A26, links the town to nearby areas. The A26 goes from Newhaven to Maidstone. Another major road, the A264, from Pembury to Five Oaks, also goes by East Grinstead whereas the A267 is the main route from Tunbridge Wells all the way to Hailsham in South Wealden. Another direction is the A21 running eastwards, which follows the shadow of an ancient turnpike road all the way to Hastings. Arriva Kent & Sussex operates the main bus services for T Wells, serving routes to Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks among others. Royal Tunbridge Wells Railway Station caters for train services, complemented by High Brooms in the north of the town.
Tunbridge Wells, as a tourism destination, had an interesting beginning. The origins of the inherent leisurely focus hail back to 1684 with Margaret, the widow of Viscount Purbeck. She was a colourful character who enjoyed pursuits such as dance and fashion. Margaret gave land at the northern part of the current Pantiles shopping centre, where the Church of King Charles the Martyr was constructed to meet the religious needs of visitors wanting to bathe in the town's spa waters. The ceiling of the church was created by Henry Doogood, the chief plasterer of famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren. Princess Victoria, before she ascended to the throne, later attended this church with the Duchess of Kent (her mother).
Whether you are an old-time resident in Tunbridge Wells or just moving in, keeping your chimney clean is an essential safety factor. Don't let your enjoyment of living in Tunbridge Wells become ruined by a house fire! Get free advice about keeping your chimney clean. Give me a call today on (07587 134589).
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