In 1756, William Herschel was stationed with a regiment of Hanoverian Guards at Maidstone. After leaving the army in 1759, he returned to England and was a musician at Maidstone, composing three viola sonatas, unusual pieces for those times, one of which is dated Maidstone, 1759. [F. Brown]
See also Aylesford and Leeds Castle, both above.
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