SANDWICH SHARING: IMAGES FROM A CINQUE PORT


Sandwich is a cinque port, along with Hastings, New Romney, Hythe and Dover – we had some warm family disagreements discussions about these until someone managed to get a phone signal and look them up. The town has a large number of medieval buildings, and we enjoyed a quick look round recently when we were staying nearby.

THE FISHER GATE (1384) on the quaysideSandwich - The Fisher Gate 1384

THE BARBICAN (and toll house)Sandwich - the Barbican

THE TOLL TABLE, 1905

Although viable vehicles using an internal combustion engine had only been in existence for about 6 years (and were few and far between), steam vehicles were not uncommon. It’s surprising to learn the variety of transport methods still catered for in post-Victorian England. I’d like to have possessed a ‘wain’. And a ‘chaise’, for that matter.

Sandwich - Toll table

RIVER STOUR at the quayside, with the swing bridge road that now leads to the BarbicanSandwich - River Stour

IS THIS FOR REAL? (looking at the modern screws, I concluded not)Sandwich - 'nothing happened'

ST PETER’S CHURCH (C13 / 14), now in the care of the Churches Conservation TrustSandwich - St Peter's Church c13 : 14

MEMORIAL IN ST PETER’S CHURCH with ambiguous tributeSandwich - St Peter's - Memorial

SANDWICH WEAVERS (1500)  a home and workshop used by Dutch workers in the c16Sandwich Weavers, 1500Sandwich Weavers 1500  Sandwich Weavers 1500

THE SWING BRIDGE OVER THE STOUR

The quayside was used for army embarkations for wars with FranceSandwich - Swing Bridge over River Stour

Too good to miss (from a Kent Events website)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 

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4 thoughts on “SANDWICH SHARING: IMAGES FROM A CINQUE PORT

    • We’d never been either to that bit either. Isle of Thanet was a closed book to us. But Mrs RH’s X0th birthday treat was to stay in Ramsgate with all family. Sounds odd but it was in Pugin’s house – huge fun, though the wallpaper was predictably overpowering. Not good with a hangover. Turner Gallery in Margate was good. And seal trip covering – erm – 7 decades-worth of Harbours.

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    • Thanks Dina. Sorry to delay my reply. This little blog doesn’t get enough attention… Sandwich was very pretty, but don’t swap the North Norfolk coast for the East Kent coast in a hurry. You have by far the best of it! RH

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