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
- Wood burning stoves and multi fuel stoves
- Jetmaster fires
- Aga flues
- Birds 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 about chimney sweeping, or a related matter, I’d love to hear from you. Pick up the phone, email, text – whatever suits you and contact me TODAY!
You will find my rates fair and competitive. I like to be paid for the work I do, and no more than that!
Standard sweep for woodburning stoves and open fires: £60 [Price includes a full sweep, smoke test and issuing a certificate approved by the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps].
- Bird’s nest removal: £100 per first hour and thereafter £60 per hour if the job is complex. *Please note the bird’s nest is left with the customer for disposal.
Notes: Big discounts apply for booking multiple sweeps in the same location. Clean, fresh dust sheets are used on every sweep.
Did you know? James the Sweep is a registered member of the respected Guild of Master Sweeps.
About Tunbridge Wells
James the Sweep is privileged to be the Master Chimney Sweep of Tunbridge Wells. The town’s Master Sweep takes his role seriously with a focus on keeping customers free from dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. T Wells is a beautiful place and looking after the chimneys in the local area, which encompasses some 56,000 homes, keeps James very busy!
Royal Tunbridge Wells sprang from a spring, literally, when it comes to modern development. Royalty were drawn to the reputed healing waters found in the natural waters in the town, some 400 years ago. Tunbridge Wells catered for the landed gentry as a result, and this had a positive effect in the evolvement of local housing and amenities. The finest architecture in England is arguably found in T Wells with a superb range of sandstone houses and other types. Hever Castle, with many chimneys swept regularly by James the Sweep, is a prime example of a classic stately home in the local area.
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!
Residents in Tunbridge Wells are passionate about sports. Several clubs in the town offer a variety of sporting pursuits. There is the well-known Tunbridge Wells Football Club, which was founded in 1886. The team is based at the Culverden Stadium and plays in the Southern Counties East Football League. James the Sweep is a sponsor for Tunbridge Wells Youth & Ladies Football Club and the town is proud of the footballers’ achievements. Rugby is another popular sport in Tunbridge Wells. Tunbridge Wells RFC plays games at St Mark’s Ground when the team is not playing further afield. Another rugby team in Tunbridge Wells is the Weald Warriors. Cricket is represented via the Kenty County Cricket Club, which uses Nevill Ground for both county and international cricket. The same ground is used by Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club. Linden Park Cricket Club also uses the Higher Cricket Ground based at Tunbridge Wells Common. The local motor club started in 1911 and continues to be well-supported. Other sports clubs and events include Tunbridge Wells Squash Club, Tunbridge Wells Marathon and the Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson Swimming Club.
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 excellent to reach other parts of Kent from Tunbridge Wells. The A26 is complemented by other roads to link T Wells with nearby towns and villages. The A26 is a main road in the region, which starts in Newhaven and ends in Maidstone. The A264 Pembury to Five Oaks route is also popular. It heads in the direction of East Grinstead whereas the A267 could be considered the main road from Tunbridge Wells right through to Hailsham and the wider South Wealden area. The A21 is a good road for heading east, and of historical merit too because it shadows an old turnpiks road to Hastings. Bus services are also well catered-for in Tunbridge Wells, serving residents in Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and other towns. Royal Tunbridge Wells Railway Station is the main station in the town, alongside High Brooms in the north.
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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