Cranbrook CommunityAd Magazine
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A bit about Cranbrook
Cranbrook is a town in the Weald of Kent that lies halfway between Maidstone and Hastings with a population of 6,717 (2011 Census).
The first bank was opened in Cranbrook by Samuel Waddington in 1803 (closing in 1805) and its only surviving windmill Union Mill (built-in 1814) dominates the local skyline and is open to the public during summer afternoons usually from 2:30pm-5:00pm.
Cranbrook has three primary schools, Cranbrook C of E, Colliers Green and Dulwich Preparatory School (ages 3-13). High Weald Academy and Cranbrook School (state-funded boarding and day grammar) are the towns secondary schools.
Religious sites in the town include St Dunstan’s Church, also known as the ‘Cathedral of the Weald’, Cranbrook Strict Baptist Chapel (built-in 1787), the Cranbrook Congregational Church and the Catholic St Theodore’s Church.
Cranbrook can boast as the location for one of cricket’s earliest references where a “certain unlawful (later deemed not unlawful) game called cricket” took place in 1652. The Weald Sports Centre has indoor and outdoor facilities and local club Cranbrook Joggers run regular routes around Angley Woods and Bedgebury Forest. The town also has a senior football club
(Cranbrook FC) that play in the East Sussex Football League and a rugby club (Cranbrook
Rugby Football Club) that have teams ranging from under 7s to senior adults.
Notable people of the town include Cranbrook School alumni and former astronaut Pier Sellers, comedian Harry Hill, former Olympian Mildred Coles and founder of the Eden Project, Tim Smit.