The End of the Pathways to the Past Project – a grand finale

What an absolutely super weekend we have all had! The weather was kind and there has been lots of fun for everyone. For many, the highlight was the encampment of Anglo-Saxon re-enactors on Tayne Field. Not only did we have two local groups, Ost Centingas and Haestingas, putting on a excellent joint show, but we … Continue reading The End of the Pathways to the Past Project – a grand finale

An exhibition in Barham celebrating the Royal Saxon Way

There is currently an exhibition in Barham Parish Church celebrating the Royal Saxon Way. This is part of the Canterbury Festival and it runs to Sunday 25 October. The pictures are the work of local artist Ingrid Bax, and the poetry has been written by Professor Carolyn Oulton of Canterbury Christchurch University. Together, they provide … Continue reading An exhibition in Barham celebrating the Royal Saxon Way

Lyminge is one of Britain’s Pilgrimage Places

Earlier this month, the British Pilgrimage Trust published a new book designed to highlight the great number of historic and often beautiful pilgrimage sites that still exist across Britain today.  Many of these are linked by paths that are becoming increasingly popular as walking routes, used by people in search of wonderful walking regardless of … Continue reading Lyminge is one of Britain’s Pilgrimage Places

Launch of the Royal Saxon Way – Day 1

The Royal Saxon Way is our new pilgrimage route linking Folkestone to Minster-in-Thanet via Lyminge and the Elham Valley.  It celebrates the Anglo-Saxon queens and princesses who founded and ran as abbesses some of the churches along the route.  You can read more here, and discover more about this little-known aspect of Anglo-Saxon society which … Continue reading Launch of the Royal Saxon Way – Day 1