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Romney Marsh: The Fifth Continent

Romney Marsh: The Fifth Continent

The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh. (Rev. R Barham, writing as Thomas Ingoldsby, in The Ingoldsby Legends,1840s) Ever since, the marsh has been referred to as ‘The Fifth Continent’. Thanks to  Cliff Bloomfield for this article. Backdrop to Romney Marsh 10,000 years ago the … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 2nd October 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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Decline of Rye’s Harbour

Decline of Rye’s Harbour

Why did it decline? In the 13th century there occurred a series of violent storms spread over 100 years. These storms destroyed the town and port of Old Winchelsea that stood south of Rye (a site probably about half a mile out to sea); this was to the advantage of Rye. The shore line disintegrated … read more …

First posted in Rye's Harbour on 12th February 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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