WHAT’S ON

The What’s On page covers all sorts of events across the Romney Marsh area. Click an event for more information and details of how to book. Where shown click the partner organisation link for the most up to date information.

Look out for Heritage workshops happening this year – more details to follow. Contact us if you have an idea for a heritage skills workshop that you would like to be delivered on the marsh.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Graveyard Survey at St Eanswith, Brenzett – Fifth Continent scheme
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We will be carrying out a graveyard survey at St Eanswith church in Brenzett between 20th and 23rd June.

If you would like to help us record the current condition of the gravestones, along with their inscriptions, locations and some social history please come along. All welcome, no need to book.

 

Jun
22
Sat
Buddy from Dinosaur Train – Event organiser RHDR
Jun 22 all-day

Buddy will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day at the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.

Pre-booking is essential for our VIP departures.

More information: click here for more details including the cost and how to book.

Event organiser: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

 

Graveyard Survey at St Eanswith, Brenzett – Fifth Continent scheme
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We will be carrying out a graveyard survey at St Eanswith church in Brenzett between 20th and 23rd June.

If you would like to help us record the current condition of the gravestones, along with their inscriptions, locations and some social history please come along. All welcome, no need to book.

 

Jun
23
Sun
Graveyard Survey at St Eanswith, Brenzett – Fifth Continent scheme
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We will be carrying out a graveyard survey at St Eanswith church in Brenzett between 20th and 23rd June.

If you would like to help us record the current condition of the gravestones, along with their inscriptions, locations and some social history please come along. All welcome, no need to book.

 

Jun
27
Thu
Finds Processing Drop In – Fifth Continent scheme
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join the volunteer team to process the recent findings from our archaeological excavations on Romney Marsh. Learn how we identify and record the artefacts including photographing and marking the individual items. All abilities and levels of experience welcomed. Tea and coffee is free throughout the day plus some nibbles to keep you going. Please do contact Lucie Bolton ahead of time to register your interest or to find out more information.

Location: Fifth Continent Office, Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Dymchurch Rd, New Romney TN28 8AY

Leader: Please contact Lucie Bolton

More project details: Visit the Heritage,Geomorphology & Land Use project page

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Jun
29
Sat
Medicinal Leeches – Fifth Continent scheme
Jun 29 all-day

Join us for a chance to learn more about these wonderful but underappreciated creatures who have made the Romney Marshes their home. Have a go at pond dipping and see what else we can find.

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Children must be with a responsible adult
  • More details including event time and booking arrangements to follow

Leader: Phil Wilkin

Location: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

This wildlife event contributes to the Fifth Continent Monitoring the Marsh project – click here from more information about the project.

Jul
5
Fri
An Introduction to Habitat Survey & Assessment – Fifth Continent scheme
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course aims to provide an introduction to habitat survey and assessment methodologies with a particular focus on neutral grassland habitats. Participants will learn about key indicator plants that can assist surveyors in the recognition of neutral grassland types and in the assessment of their condition.

Suitable for: adults with previous botanical recording experience including experienced amateur plant recorders and graduate ecologists looking to develop their field survey skills

Location: Brookland Village Hall, Boarmans Lane, Brookland TN29 9RG

Booking: Booking is essential. Click the tickets button to book.

This wildlife event contributes to the Fifth Continent Monitoring the Marsh project – click here for more information about the project.

Jul
7
Sun
Kent Field Club Walk – Fifth Continent scheme
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

A walk along the Royal Military Canal to record as much of the wildlife as possible along the way. Make sure to wear sturdy and comfortable foot wear. This event is open to all who have an interest in wildlife recording or looking to build an interest.

Leader: Stan Smith

Location: Kenardington, car park near Royal Military Canal

Jul
8
Mon
Monthly Recording Task Day – Fifth Continent scheme
Jul 8 all-day

The monthly recording task days will take place every second Monday of the month.

Each month we will visit a different site around the Marsh and record as many plants and animals as we can. Training will be given and at each visit we will focus on a different species group, some sessions will be based at a single site whilst others will take the form of a gentle stroll.

Location: Different site each month.

For more information including start time and the site location for this month: Contact Stan at the Fifth Continent team.

For project information: Visit the Monitoring the Marsh project page.

 

 

Jul
14
Sun
A Wildlife Walk Along the Royal Military Canal – Fifth Continent scheme
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a gentle stroll along a section of the Royal Military Canal to learn a little more about the creatures that have made the canal their home.

Leader: Stephanie D’Agorne and Stan Smith

Location:  Kenardington, car park near Royal Military Canal to Warehorne (With a stop at Woolpack Inn)

Suitable for: All ages and most walking abilities. The pace will be gentle.

Partner Organisation: Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

Project Information: please look at the Monitoring the Marsh project for how you can get involved

 

 

Exhibitions

  • Seaweeds exhibition at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre – This exhibition is open to the public during the times the visitor information centre is open. It gives visitors the chance to learn a bit more about the seaweeds we find around the coast of Kent and learn how they have been used for centuries to make everything from medicines and other health care products through to food items.

Programme of more events in 2019

Preparation is underway for the St Martins excavation in New Romney this summer. If you would like to get involved with this excavation please contact our Heritage Officer Lucie.

There will also be a number of other free events taking place during 2019, so please check back regularly.