English native snowdrops, bluebells, aconites and wood anemones Visitors to the churchyard in recent weeks have been treated to a wonderful show of daffodils. Yesterday, as part of our new management plan, a group of volunteers was back in the churchyard thinking about next spring and planting an array of bulbs in the green. We … Continue reading More work in the churchyard
The simple answer is: 'you bet we have!' It's time to bring you up to date on what is planned and what you can expect to see unfold in the weeks and months ahead as we move towards the end of the project later this year. Glorious daffodils in the churchyard (picture courtesy of Liz … Continue reading So have we been busy over the Winter?
We are delighted to announce that prints of Dom Andrews' wonderful reconstructions of Queen Ethelburga's church and Lyminge monastery are now for sale. You can read more about the process and the deliberations behind the reconstructions here. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the image of the interior of the church. … Continue reading Prints of Ethelburga’s church for sale
We have been delighted by the response to the launch of the Royal Saxon Way. We have had nothing but positive comments about the deep pleasure gained from walking the route and the varied sea, river and landscape to be enjoyed along the way. People have also responded well to the idea that a number … Continue reading What is Saxon about 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
We are delighted to unveil the first view of how Queen Ethelburga's church may have looked around 650 AD shortly after her death. This view has been wonderfully recreated for us by Dom Andrews, archaeological illustrator. We have based the view above on as much actual detail as we have, but inevitably in order to … Continue reading Re-creating Queen Ethelburga’s church
At Pathways to the Past, over the past few months, we have been working with Owen Standen and the Lyminge Environmental Group to develop a new management plan for the church yard. This area is important because it provides a vital link in the green corridor we have now managed to establish in the village … Continue reading The churchyard starts to get a new look
The chapel of St Peter, Bradwell-on-Sea lies at the end of the Dengie Peninsula in Essex, looking out onto the Blackwater estuary. It is a dramatic and historic location. Like Reculver on the north Kent coast, it is the site of a Roman fort, and like Reculver the church built in the fort dates to … Continue reading A trip to Bradwell-on-Sea
For many the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of Anglo-Saxon England. It was a great pleasure, while on holiday in East Anglia this week, to return to Sutton Hoo and view this iconic site that is once more open to the public. The site is believed to be the royal burial ground of the … Continue reading A trip to Sutton Hoo
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