|The Wild Walk Gallery Feature posts comprise photographs l have taken during my many walks around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas of the county of Kent, where l live and added inspirational quotes, music and fun facts and snippets of interest too.|
The photographs taken for Wild Walks are a mixture of buildings and architecture, flora, fauna, The River Stour and other waterways, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve and Town Life.
|Season 3 – 2022|
|I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.|
|Musical Score – Hidden|
|“Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.”|
The Bell Hotel
Since Tudor times, the Bell Hotel has been an essential part of Sandwich life. A hotel of one sort or another has been in the location since the 1300s. In the mid to later 1700s, the building on the Quay was known as the Bell Inn overlooking the River Stour. Other names the location has been referred to have been The Bell, Bell Tavern and Old Bell Inn. The building sits between The Quay and Upper Strand Street.
The waterway that runs along much of the town’s Ramparts circular walk is known by many names – Guestling, Butts Stream, Town Drain, Town Ditch – Moat – Canal and connected via sluices to the Delf stream and River Stour and was first constructed in 1384.
The Butts are part of what used to be the western side of Sandwiches defences. During the mid to late 15th-century Dutch engineers significantly improved the workings. Their processes of managing water systems form the backbone of the drainage, water supply and sewers for the town of Sandwich today.
|“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”|
Norman Vincent Peale
|Season 3 – 2022|
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