The local economy has benefited from significant investment by Pfizer, a US pharmaceuticals company, which has built a research & development centre near Sandwich, employing over 1,500 people. Viagra, Pfizer's treatment for erectile dysfunction, was discovered here.
There is another village in Kent called Ham Street, or just Ham. A road sign some miles away pointing to both villages, thus:
has had to be replaced several times because people keep stealing it.