Path Off South Cliff
posted by Derek on 21 May 2015 at 12:23 pm
Hi. Does anyone know the history of the path that runs down from South Cliff onto the prom?
There's a plaque at the top that mentions that it was built by 26 Corps Engineer Regiment for the children of Colwall Court on behalf of "Stars Organisation". But no date.
I've noticed a modern block of flats on Pages Avenue called "Colwall Court" and guessing that is the site of some institution from the past.
I'd be interested if someone had further details.
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posted by janice stephens on 15 Jun 2015 at 8:41 pm
I worked at Colwall Court as a student from Tunbridge Wells college in the summer of 1974 . It was a holiday home for disabled children. During the two weeks I was there we actually had a small ward from a hospital in London for learning disabled adults(mentally handicapped was the term then). The other week we had various children who came for their holiday away from parents. I remember walking into town , going to the park and indeed using the walkway mentioned to access the beach and the beach hut. There were a lot of students as staff. I later went back with students from a centre I worked in at the time for their holiday that would have been early 80s. Hope this helps.
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