Researching Romney Marsh Churches

Romney Marsh Churches - Old RomneyTuesday, 8th November
Towers and Spires of Romney Marsh  by Alan Dickinson.

A packed audience came to hear Alan tell about a recent research project to study 27 of the centuries-old bell towers and spires which are such a feature of the Romney Marsh area. The work was accomplished via snow and ice and ladders of uncertain age but with the aid of modern technology such as dendrochronology. Lightning strikes and Victorian enthusiasms notwithstanding, Alan’s then and now photos and drawings proved how remarkably well ancient materials and structures have survived the years. We will all look more carefully and knowledgeably at the churches we pass on the Marsh in future–and perhaps seek out those not visited before. Alan’s latest book, Rye Through Time was available–and sold out!

First posted in Past Talks, Romney Marsh on 10th November 2011
Last updated: 5th December 2012