Agent Tomato (agent_tomato) wrote in little_details,
Agent Tomato

British Accents

Setting: 1949-1971, in Kent, mostly the area around Romney Marsh, and an undefined place in East Sussex (someplace where an upper-middle class family might live). 
Searched: "kent accent," "kent accent sound," and similar combinations for East Sussex

In a story of mine, I have several characters from Kent and one who grew up in East Sussex.  I'm trying to get a feel for what their accents would sound like, both for my own benefit and to help with writing their interactions.  If possible, I'd love sound or video clips with examples, but I'll settle for a description.  Google and Wikipedia were thoroughly unhelpful.

The girl from East Sussex is upper-middle class and in her mid-teens.  Her father came from the same area that they're living in now and her mother comes from Kent.
The first group of characters from Kent are very upper class, an old family with a lot of ties to London. 
The second group of characters from Kent are more lower class, isolated and (I'm guessing) with much stronger rural accents than the first group.

I really appreciate any help.

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