Almost exactly two years ago, we kicked off our summer of archaeology in the church yard with re-enactment group Ost Centingas who camped on Tayne Field over a weekend. As the Pathways to the Past project draws to a close this weekend, Ost Centingas are returning, this year, joining with East Sussex-based Haestingas to create … Continue reading The Anglo-Saxons are coming (again!)
Despite Covid, the Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival got underway in a socially-distanced way on Monday with the first event: Meet the Author Rob Macintosh, who has written a trilogy of novels on the Mission of St Augustine, who brought Roman Christianity to Kent in 597. Of particular interest to us in Lyminge is that a central … Continue reading Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival gets under way
Those of you who were in Lyminge over last weekend will know that we were visited by the re-enactment group Øst Centingas who were camping on Tayne Field on the site of the 7th Century royal feasting halls. Visitors to the encampment were treated to displays of Anglo-Saxon crafts and warfare. It was glorious weather … Continue reading The start of a great Anglo-Saxon Summer!
We are delighted to bring news to readers of this blog of a new paper published by Gabor Thomas that explores the function of Anglo-Saxon great hall complexes, drawing specifically on the wealth of information discovered at Lyminge and comparing this to other sites in Kent. Gabor sees the site on Tayne Field as exhibiting … Continue reading The Lyminge great hall complex in context
We were favoured with a cold but dry day on Saturday for the latest visit to Lyminge by Dr Gabor Thomas. Gabor was guest of the Lyminge Historical Society (LHS) to unveil the new information panel that has been installed on Tayne Field to explain about the 7th Century Royal Estate centre and the complex … Continue reading Putting Anglo-Saxon Lyminge even more on the map