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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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History of Rye’s Harbour

History of Rye’s Harbour

NB: Rye is approximately two miles from the sea, at the confluence of three rivers–the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede.  In these articles ‘Rye’s harbour’ refers to the waterways immediately surrounding the town and should not be confused with the community of  Rye Harbour established closer to the sea in the early 19th century. … read more …

First posted in Rye's Harbour on 2nd February 2009
Last updated: 7th December 2012
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