Dunkirk is a village and civil parish between Faversham and Canterbury in southeast England.

The origin of the village’s name is still not very clear, but it is understood to come from a house called “Dunkirk”, lived in by a Fleming from Dunkerque on the border between France and Belgium.

Dunkirk’s main claim to fame is that in 1838 it was the scene of the last armed rising on British soil, the Battle of Bossenden Wood to the north of the village.

The Red Lion Inn, Dunkirk


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