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The origin of the name ‘Riverhead’, according to Wikipedia, may lie in the Saxon word ‘rither’ meaning hill or deriving from the word meaning ‘cattle landing place’. Riverhead was an early settlement, part of the Codsheath Hundred. The settlement grew in size during Saxon times as traffic on the pilgrim routes between Canterbury and Winchester increased. The prosperity of the village during Georgian times is indicated by the high proportion of households that had to pay Hearth Tax on their properties, and although the village was of modest size, it was surrounded by several major country estates such as Chipstead Place, Bradbourne and Montreal. Riverhead is also a folksy trio from Tunbridge Wells.

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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 15th May 2016
Chris Parris, Riverhead, Hugh Kemp, Jono Harrison