Discovering St Eadburh of Lyminge

Followers of this blog who have delved into the list of suggested reading may have downloaded my paper 'Antiquarians, Victorian Parsons and Re-writing the Past: How Lyminge Parish Church acquired an invented dedication', which was published in Archaeologia Cantiana, the journal of the Kent Archaeological Society, in 2017.  This explores how the Rector of Lyminge … Continue reading Discovering St Eadburh of Lyminge

Eanswythe found!

In 1885, workmen carrying out work in the chancel of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone, discovered a lead casket containing a collection of bones.  At the time, it was thought that these could be the relics of St Eanswythe, patronal saint of Folkestone and niece of our own Queen Ethelburga in Lyminge.  But there … Continue reading Eanswythe found!

Update on the next talk about the excavation at Lyminge

The Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust have published their talk schedule for the new year.  This confirms the time and venue for my next talk: Invention and imagination: re-interpreting the early masonry church uncovered in Lyminge during 2019 The talk will be at 7pm on Thursday 16 January 2020 in Room Newton NG07 at Christ … Continue reading Update on the next talk about the excavation at Lyminge