We are preparing resources for residents and people visiting the area. Detailed below are the resources published so far and we hope to expand the resources available during the lifetime of the project.
Ten beautiful tile mosaics have been created by the local community, guided by artists from Teach Me in New Romney and artistic lead Yolanda Houston, working closely with our Cultural Heritage Officer Didier Rochard. The mosaics celebrate the heritage and wildlife of Romney Marsh, as well as the medieval churches which have stood as Sentinels in this unique landscape for hundreds of years. Themes were suggested by the community and over 300 people took part in making the mosaic artworks during 2021. The mosaics are being exhibited in the historic churches at Brenzett, Brookland, Burmarsh, Dymchurch, East Guldeford, Ivychurch, Lydd, Newchurch, New Romney and St Mary in the marsh. A follow-on project has been funded by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust to create four new mosaics for Fairfield, Old Romney, Snargate and Snave in Spring-Summer 2022.
Romney Marsh Training Quiz
Learn about the Romney Marsh landscape or test your existing knowledge! As part of our Landscape Ambassador project, we have created a short training quiz to help share some interesting facts and highlights about the area. The answers are multiple-choice and there are lots of interesting things to learn. At the end you can print a certificate to show you have completed this training! We have also developed a resource pack about the area to accompany the quiz, which includes many interesting facts and a potted history of Romney Marsh.
3D Virtual Tours of the Romney Marsh Churches
Working with Kent company MMS360, the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust and several local churches, our Cultural Heritage Officer Didier Rochard has developed 3D virtual tours for the medieval churches at New Romney, Lydd, Brookland, Ivychurch and Snave. These are some of the first parish churches in the country to use this pioneering technology. The tours allow people anywhere in the world to have a look around our beloved marsh churches and show some hidden corners such as views from the church towers and bell chambers.
Follow the links below – if you click the floorplan or “doll’s house” buttons bottom left you can then navigate to anywhere within the church and have a virtual walk-through
Medieval Churches of Romney Marsh: Self-Guided Tour App
Working with the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust and the local churches, our Cultural Heritage Officer Didier Rochard has developed a new app to guide people around the medieval churches of Romney Marsh. You can browse the app content via your web browser using the links below. Or you can download the Izi Travel app to your mobile device which will give some additional features – if you search “Romney Marsh” within the app it will bring up the tours.
Individual church tours: St Eanswith’s Church Brenzett, St Augustine’s Church Brookland, All Saints’ Church Burmash, St Peter and St Paul’s Church Dymchurch, St Mary’s Church East Guldeford, St Thomas Becket Church Fairfield, St George’s Church Ivychurch, All Saints’ Church Lydd, St Nicholas’ Church New Romney, St Peter and St Paul’s Church Newchurch, St Clement’s Church Old Romney, St Dunstan’s Church Snargate, St Augustine’s Church Snave, St Mary the Virgin’s Church St Mary-in-the-Marsh
Romney Marsh in Colour
To accompany our #fifthcontinentfacts we’ve created some printable scenes for you to use as a basis for artwork! Try colouring them in, painting them, or collaging them – whatever you like! We’d love to see your creations – share them with us on our Facebook page or by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more on our Romney Marsh in Colour page.
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The Shingle Resource
This is a one stop shop for all you’ll ever want to know about living with or visiting shingle and dune habitats for locals and for visitors. The resource provides practical advice on issues affecting your area. Click here to visit The Shingle Resource.
What you plant in your garden can have a lasting effect on the landscape around you. The Gardening by the sea leaflet provides some handy hints on how to get the best out of your garden whilst helping nature to thrive. Follow the Gardening by the sea link to view the leaflet. The leaflet will be distributed widely across the area. If you are interested in stocking our leaflet, please get in touch.
Head to the Shingle on the Cusp project page for more information.
If you want to get involved with wildlife recording check out the Wildlife Recording Page.