Eastry, Sandwich Hill c.1960

Eastry, Sandwich Hill c.1960

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Memories of Eastry, Sandwich Hill c1960

Going Down And 3 Miles To Sandwich

Again, we notice Eastry is set atop a hill and the Roman Road continues its way down and along to Sandwich. On the way are Dutch sounding place names such as Felderland Lane. The land is very flat and it wouldn't surprise if it was under the sea 2000 years ago. It is now sandy and fertile either for market gardening or for orchards. When the plum and cherry blossoms arrive for two weeks the sight would be envied anywhere in the world. At the bottom of the hill is the slight risk of flooding sometimes, but nothing too bad. Sliding down here in a car is no joke in snowy times. At the bottom behind these green canopies are farm workers cottages and meadows for horses. The scene is of a green and ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastry by Michael Mitchell

Memories of Eastry

Village Hall, Roman Road

Eastry has an important history and this is the Roman Road which went to Woodnesborough (after the god 'Woden') and to Sandwich to the right. The village hall to the left, through the open gates was the infants' school with Mrs Pemble and Mrs Capron, not the best of friends. They did a good job of getting us to read ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastry by Michael Mitchell

Going Down And 3 Miles To Sandwich

Again, we notice Eastry is set atop a hill and the Roman Road continues its way down and along to Sandwich. On the way are Dutch sounding place names such as Felderland Lane. The land is very flat and it wouldn't surprise if it was under the sea 2000 years ago. It is now sandy and fertile either for market gardening or for orchards. When the plum and cherry blossoms arrive for two weeks the sight would be envied anywhere in the world. At the bottom of the hill is the slight risk of flooding sometimes, but nothing too bad. Sliding down here in a car is no joke in snowy times. At the bottom behind these green canopies are farm workers cottages and meadows for horses. The scene is of a green and ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastry by Michael Mitchell

Doctor's To The Left, Butcher To The Right.

The (Roman) road going down to Buttsole and then to Dover or Deal and Updown Cricket field to the left, was sometimes blocked by farmworkers guiding their sheep from one pasture to another through the village centre. The shop on the right is quite significant because it used to belong to Mr Penn who ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastry by Michael Mitchell

Stage Coach Village

Eastry has a Roman Road through it but was also important as a place where we imagine important people stopped on the drive between Dover and Sandwich, the Cinque Ports. The Bull Pub on the left behind the trees, had a cobbled courtyard to the rear and room for horses and carriages. I assume some of the buildings date back ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastry by Michael Mitchell

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