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!)
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
Pouring the first pint 12 noon and the first draught pint of Queen Ethelburga's Ale was served in the Coach and Horses. The anticipation and pleasure of drinking Queen Ethelburga's Ale QEA is what you might call a traditional ale, quite malty but with a Kentish twist given by East Kent Goldings Hops which are … Continue reading Queen Ethelburga’s Ale on draught at the Coach and Horses, Lyminge
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
In centuries past, it was normal for churches to raise funds by brewing a Church Ale. There are records indicating that in Lyminge, there was a structure to the north side of the church where the Church Ale was habitually consumed. We are delighted to be able to revive this ancient tradition with Queen Ethelburga's … Continue reading Queen Ethelburga’s Ale