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!)
At the latest event in the Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival, a socially distanced audience in the Parish Church last night was treated to a superb talk on a matter very close to the hearts of those of us who live in Lyminge. Dr Andrew Richardson of Canterbury Archaeological Trust gave us an excellent run-through of what … Continue reading Kentish Royal Burials
We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather on Saturday. This created perfect conditions for the visit by The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, who came to Lyminge to dedicate the new artworks commissioned from local artists for the church and churchyard as part of the Pathways to the Past project. Bishop Rose's visit … Continue reading Celebrating new contemporary art at Lyminge
Day 4 of the Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival was a super day for a walk. A group led by veteran walker Andrew Swarbrick of White Cliffs Ramblers gathered in the Station Road carpark in the morning to begin a 13km circular walk out of Lyminge, taking in sections of the Royal Saxon Way Loop, but shorter … Continue reading Walking the Royal Saxon Way
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
Queen Ethelburga's Ale So here it is. After months of planning, and following the commencement of brewing last month, Queen Ethelburga's Ale has arrived in Lyminge. It tastes pretty good! It's an excellent session ale for this warm weather, lots of malty flavour, with that characteristic taste of East Kent Goldings Hops, the distinctive Canterbury … Continue reading Queen Ethelburga’s Ale arrives!
Coming to Lyminge from 21 June to 4 July 2021 Pathways to the Past has entered into partnership with the Lyminge Association to give the 2021 Lyminge Festival an Anglo-Saxon theme. You can find the full programme of events in the June edition of the Lyminge Newsletter, available here. Set out below are the events … Continue reading The Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival