Wild Walks

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
Gallery 5
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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 – Moments

“There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”
Alexander the Great

Sandwich Snippets

The Butchery – 1447
The Butchery is part of Market Street and was used in the 13th century as a meat market.

Sandwich Snippets

Sandwich Guildhall – 1579

The Guildhall has been in the centre of Sandwich and the central-local government building since the town mayor in 1579, Edward Wood, ordered such into the Corporation Year Book. “The new building in the Corn Market shall be the Courthall of the town for ever.”

The presence of a Courthall or Guildhall is a clear sign of the status of the borough and so of the Borough of Sandwich. It awards the local government the right to hold Courts and maintain law and order.

“At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.”
— Dr. Phil

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