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Hythe

(hīth), town (1991 pop. 13,118), Kent, SE England. A summer resort and market town, it was one of the Cinque PortsCinque Ports
[O. Fr.,=five ports], name applied to an association of maritime towns in Sussex and Kent, SE England. They originally numbered five: Hastings, Romney (now New Romney), Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich. The association was informally organized in the 11th cent.
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 until shingle drift lowered its value. Nearby Saltwood Castle, once the property of the archbishops of Canterbury, is supposed to have been the scene of the plotting of the murder (1170) of Thomas à Becket. The town was raided by Napoleon's troops. At Hythe is the School of Small Arms.
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STEAMED UP: the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway takes passengers to Dungeness
The kitten was taken to Seadown Veterinary practice in Hythe where Judith Archbold and her team have affectionally named the kitten Jimmy Tarbuck after the Liverpool-born comedian.
Gary Micklesborough briefly put Hythe back in the game five minutes later but the hosts regained their two-goal lead six minutes before half-time with a brilliant strike from Mathieu Manset.
The Bug is a very important visitor to the railway, it was built in Germany in the 1920s and was used to build the world renowned Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Kent.
Howard, 68, who figures among a total of 56 new peers, including former deputy prime minister John Prescott, stood down from his Folkestone and Hythe constituency, which he had represented since 1983, at the general election.
EDWARD Creighton sent out his first winner since moving to his new Kent base as 5-2 joint-favourite Diamond Johnny G obliged in the Hythe Maiden Stakes at Folkestone.
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The Folkestone and Hythe MP told BBC Radio 4: "I think I am still the only party leader who went to Burnley and devoted an entire speech to confronting the BNP and saying we have really got to take them on and we have got to take their arguments on.
Former leader of the Conservative Party and Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe.
The weather was still great as we visited Hythe, one of the five old Cinque Ports, but now more of a quaint old town than a seaside resort.
Hythe is a part of the sea, and the sea is a part of Hythe.