A short description of the Sheppey crossing – a road which seems to rise unsupported to the sky, hit a cloud and then crumble, plummeting all wanderers down to the spongy earth on which it seems (at least from this height) various strange metallic creatures roam.
This story was inspired by a Roman finger ring found at Sittingbourne. Made of lead alloy, the ring has snakes’ head terminals and is crudely […]
A number of Anglo-Saxon artefacts excavated from The Meads are displayed in The Heritage Hub in The Forum shopping centre, Sittingbourne. These […]
The parish of Murston was the centre of a thriving brick industry in the 19th century. Cinders brought by barge from London were mixed […]
The East Kent Gazette ran for 150 years. Its reports included the Crimean War, the building of the railway and a ‘barge strike and brickfields […]
This is a brief description of my own experience of Sittingbourne while researching the stories for this project.
Fruit trees growing along the sides of the A2 goes back to Roman times, when legions of marching soldiers spat out cherry stones along the length […]