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About Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne is an industrial town in the borough of Swale in Kent, south-east England, 17 mi from Canterbury and 45 mi from London. The town sits beside the Roman Watling Street, an ancient British trackway used by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and next to the Swale, a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. The town became prominent after the death of Thomas Becket in 1170, since it provided a convenient resting point on the road from London to Canterbury and Dover.

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