Peter Cushing OBE was known for his many roles in ‘Hammer Horror Films’ and his numerous appearances as the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Cushing first visited Whitstable in the 1940s and, in 1958, bought a house, initially for weekend use and then as a retirement home, until his death in 1994. Cushing and his wife, Helen, loved Whitstable and the townspeople took to them. A local beauty spot, near the bottom of High Street, has been named Cushing’s View.
Find out More >