Tunbridge Wells


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Tunbridge Wells

(ˈtʌnˌbrɪdʒ)
n
(Placename) a town and resort in SE England, in SW Kent: chalybeate spring discovered in 1606; an important social centre in the 17th and 18th centuries. Pop: 60 095 (2001). Official name: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tun′bridge Wells′


n.
a city in SW Kent, in SE England: mineral springs. 101,800.
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I expect that you have forgotten us: Miss Bartlett and Miss Honeychurch, who were at Tunbridge Wells when you helped the Vicar of St.
I am used to Tunbridge Wells, where we are all hopelessly behind the times.
Beebe, or of the fashionable world at Windy Corner, or of the narrow world at Tunbridge Wells, she could not determine.
Oh yes, or Ilfracombe and Swanage and Tunbridge Wells and Surbiton and Bedford.
It is the centre for a considerable area of country, since Tunbridge Wells, the nearest place of importance, is ten or twelve miles to the eastward, over the borders of Kent.
Every night, at the same hour, does Miss Twinkleton resume the topics of the previous night, comprehending the tenderer scandal of Cloisterham, of which she has no knowledge whatever by day, and references to a certain season at Tunbridge Wells (airily called by Miss Twinkleton in this state of her existence 'The Wells'), notably the season wherein a certain finished gentleman (compassionately called by Miss Twinkleton, in this stage of her existence, 'Foolish Mr.
In Tunbridge Wells there was hardly one which had not its staring, smiling face.
Tunbridge Wells," and dated from London, as far back as July, 1803: --
when he proposed to me and you will be surprised to hear that he proposed seven times once in a hackney-coach once in a boat once in a pew once on a donkey at Tunbridge Wells and the rest on his knees, Romance was fled with the early days of Arthur Clennam, our parents tore us asunder we became marble and stern reality usurped the throne, Mr F.
For my part I walked ten miles, got a train at Tunbridge Wells, and so reached London, and no one the wiser.
Tunbridge wells borough council are inviting tenders for the rebuild of a section of the boundary wall of its bayham road cemetery.
Chiron Hutchinson was found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court of the rape of a woman who he attacked in Rusthall, Kent, after he met her during a night out in Tunbridge Wells on October 8 last year.