The Exhibition

16th March - 9th September at Woods Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells

The Remarkable Characters of Tunbridge Wells Exhibition will feature a selection of photographs by Mark Wilkinson celebrating local inspiring characters, from a Gold medal winner to former M16 agent. The exhibition will take place at Woods Restaurant, on the picturesque Georgian promenade of shops and restaurants ‘The Pantiles’.

The exhibition is free to enter, and guests can enjoy a browse, or take in the photography and stories whilst enjoying the all-day menu, tea and cakes, or the famous Woods brunch.

the book


The book ‘The Remarkable Characters of Tunbridge Wells’ is a collection of all 50 characters portraits accompanied by their unique stories. Available at select stockist in Tunbridge Wells, as well as online here, all proceeds from the book will be donated to Fegans, giving us a wonderful opportunity to help more children and families in the South East.

the characters

Discover the wonder of all the Remarkable Characters featured, from real life super heroes (we have our own) to tales of Hollywood glamour and ex-spies. The exhibition is a intriguing taste into the full treasure trove of stories that are included in the book, stories that will bring both a tear and a smile. Be inspired, and amused, and don’t miss the chance to take in this collection of unique tales.

Click to buy

the creators

The Remarkable Characters of Tunbridge Wells, book and exhibition, has been created by Anne Wagstaff, and the photographer Mark Wilkinson. Anne has interviewed each inspiring local individual, and given them a place for their story to be told, whilst Mark has captured them in beautiful and timeless photographs. Some stories are incredibly moving, and some will surprise and delight, as the creators shine a light on some of the people in this historic and popular family town.

All of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Fegans. Donations help us help children and families every day in the South East. To purchase the book online, click here.


The Remarkable Characters of Tunbridge Wells book can also be purchased at:

WHSmiths Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Gallery, 3a Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells

Adrian Harrison Rare Book Shop Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery 

Zavens, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells

Fegans Charity -in Reception, St Jame’s Road, and online here.

More local stockists are to be announced, search ‘Fegans Charity’ on social media and follow for more updates as they come.

the remarkable raffle

With so much local talent and as a celebration of community Fegans are organising a ‘Remarkable Raffle’ with great prizes from Remarkable Characters and generous supporters. Tickets are £5 with every penny going to Fegans, to buy a ticket click here. The raffle comes to an end on 7th September 2018, with winners picked at random, and notified by 10th September 2018. Watch this space for details of all the prizes as they are announced, and an opportunity to buy a ticket. Prizes already donated are below…

The prizes for the raffle are coming in thick and fast, do follow us on social media for updates in the next few weeks. In the meantime here is a taste.

A original painting by Roger Pedrick

A beautiful, boxed hand crafted beaded choker

Sparking afternoon tea for two at Woods Restaurant

A natural light photography session worth £300

A meal for two at Sankeys restaurant

A three month coffee subscription to Perk and Pearl

A unique set of mugs hand crafted by Anne Wagstaff


This project is a wonderful way to discover both known, and unknown stories of our local talents and neighbours. For Fegans it’s also a great opportunity to voice our belief that everyone is remarkable in their own way. As a Christian charity we celebrate individuals and all they have to offer, and give a voice to the stories they have to tell. By sharing a picture, a story, or that of a loved one, we can all have the chance to shine. Share your ‘Remarkable’ story online with us, search ‘Fegans Charity’ on social media, tag us, or use the hashtag #weareallremarkable, to get involved.

the location

Woods Restaurant