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Romney Marsh Research Trust

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 29 October 2023

Romney Marsh Research Trust archive available on Society website

The archive of monographs, irregulars and documents of the Romney Marsh Research Trust (RMRT) are now available on the Society website.

 

Posted 29th October 2023. Open appendix

Romney Marsh is a remarkably young part of the English coast. At the end of the last ice age, sea levels were over 100 metres lower than present and one could walk from Rye across the exposed floor of the English Channel to France. As the climate warmed and sea levels rose, so the Channel was flooded and the sediments that make up the marshland accumulated.

Romney Marsh.
Romney Marsh.

To look into any of the many hundreds of drainage ditches criss-crossing the marsh is to catch a glimpse of an early history dominated by changes in sea level. To look up is to see a landscape that, over the last 4,000 years, has been moulded by many phases of human settlement and activity. This varied history is recorded in the sediments and landforms of the marsh, in its archaeology, and in a wealth of documentary evidence providing fascinating insights into the lives of people working and living on the Marsh since the Roman period.

 

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The Romney Marsh Research Trust was formed in 1987 to study the history, archaeology and landscape history (or ‘geomorphology’) of Romney Marsh following the establishment of the Romney Marsh Research Group in 1985. Romney Marsh, one of the largest areas of coastal marshland in the UK, has a fascinating many-sided history starting at the end of the last ice age. Membership of the Friends of the Trust was dominated by members of the public and included local historians and archaeologists, as well as a diverse group of specialists from universities throughout the UK. The principal aim was to make the work of the Trust as widely available as possible. From its inception, we hosted events to publicise our research, to which all members were invited, including field demonstrations, lectures and walks. Research has also been also published in journals and the Trust’s own publications.

In 2012 the Trustees took the reluctant decision to wind down the activities of the Trust but decided to make as much of the research as possible available to the public. After a time hosted at rmrt.org.uk the research has now been made available on the Society website.

The Romney Marsh Research Trust should be acknowledged if information taken from the website is published elsewhere.

 

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Monographs

Between 1988 and 2011, The Romney Marsh Research Trust published five monographs which in total have over 60 separate papers on the Marsh by a wide range of authors. An index to these papers including links is below. They can be searched through our website search system.

 

Monograph 1

 

1. Flandrian sedimentation and palaeoenvironments in Pett Level, the Brede and lower Rother and Walland Marsh by Martyn Waller, Paul Burrin and Andrew Marlow, pp. 3-29. Open

2. The Holocene floodplain and alluvial deposits of the Rother valley and their bearing on the evolution of Romney Marsh by by Paul Burrin, pp. 31-52. Open

3. Water level changes and sedimentation during the Flandrian Age in the Romney Marsh area by Michael Tooley and Andrew Switzur. Open

4. Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations at Pannel Bridge, near Pett Level, East Sussex by Robin Holgate and Andrew Woodcock. Open

5. A group of Early Bronze Age axes from Lydd by Stuart Needham. Open

6. Romney Marsh in the Roman period by Barry Cunliffe. Open

7. Recent geotechnical, geomorphological and archaeological investigations of the abandoned cliff backing Romney Marsh at Lympne, Kent by John Hutchinson. Open

8. Romney Marsh in the early Middle Ages by Nicholas Brooks. Open

9. The topography of the Walland Marsh area between the eleventh and thirteenth century by Tim Tatton-Brown. Open

10. Medieval settlement and society in the Broomhill area and excavations at Broomhill church by Mark Gardiner. Open

11. New Romney and the river of Newenden in the later Middle Ages by Eleanor Vollans. Open

12. Drowned lands : changes in the course of the Rother and its estuary and associated drainage problems, 1635-1737 by Jill Eddison. Open

13. Sea defence and land drainage of Romney Marsh by Geoffrey Robinson. Open

14. Palaeogeography of marine inlets in the Romney Marsh area by Christopher Green. Open

15. Conclusion: The research potential of Romney Marsh by Jill Eddison, Christopher Green and Andrew Woodcock. Open

 

Monograph 2

 

1. Romney Marsh: the Debatable Ground by Michael Tooley. Open

2. The Morphology and Evolution of Denge Beach and Denge Marsh by Andrew Plater and Antony Long. Open

3. A Palaeoenvironmental Investigation of the 'Midley Sand' and Associated Deposits at the Midley Church Bank, Romney Marsh by Antony Long and Jim Innes. Open

4. The Proposed Northern Course of the Rother: a Sedimentological and Microfaunal Investigation by Martin Wass. Open

5. Romney Marsh: the Field-Walking Evidence by Anne Reeves. Open

6. The Medieval Houses of the Marsh: the Missing Evidence by Sarah Pearson. Open

7. Hope All Saints: a Survey and Discussion of the Ruins and Earthworks by Maureen Bennell. Open

8. Adaption and Investment in the Age of the Great Storms: Agricultural Policy on the Manors of the Principal Lords of the Romney Marshes and the Marshland Fringe c1250-1320 by Anthony Gross and Andrew Butcher. Open

9. Medieval Salt-Making and the Inning of Tidal Marshes at Belgar, Lydd by Eleanor Vollans. Open

10. Medieval Farming and Flooding in the Brede Valley by Mark Gardiner. Open

11. The Impact of Marshland Drainage on Rye Harbour, 1550-1650 by Stephen Hipkin. Open

12. Attempts to clear the Rother Channel, 1613-1624 by Jill Eddison. Open

13. Drainage of Romney Marsh and Maintenance of the Dymchurch Wall in the early 17th century by Dorothy Beck. Open

 

Monograph 3

 

1. The Evolution of Rye Bay and Dungeness Foreland: the Offshore Seismic Record by Justin Dix, Antony Long and Richard Cooke. Open

2. Holocene Barrier Estuary Evolution: the Sedimentary Record of Walland Marsh by Antony Long, Christopher Spencer, Andrew Plater. Open

3. The Vegetation History, Stratigraphy and Pollen Data for the Shirley Moor Region by Martyn Waller, Pat McCarthy, Deborah Long. Open

4. The Holocene Depositional History of Romney Marsh Proper by Antony Long, Martyn Waller, Paul Hughes and Christopher Spencer. Open

5. Catastrophic Changes: the Evolution of the Barrier Beaches of Rye Bay by Jill Eddison. Open

6. Medieval Rural Settlement and Economy at Lydd by Luke Barber. Open

7. The Farms of Canterbury Cathedral Priory and All Souls College Oxford on Romney Marsh, c1443-1545 by Gillian Draper. Open

8. Settlement Change on Walland and Denge Marshes, 1400-1550 by Mark Gardiner. Open

9. Land Occupation in the Level of Romney Marsh during the Late 16th and Early 17th Centuries by Stephen Hipkin. Open

10. Death and Disease on Romney Marsh in the 17th to 19th centuries by Mary Dobson. Open

11. White Kemp Gutt c1700: A Time of Change? by Gail Smith. Open

12. Sheep-keeping and Lookers' Huts on Romney Marsh by Anne Reeves and David Eve. Open

 

Monograph 4

 

1. The Holocene vegetation history of the Romney Marsh region by Martyn Waller. Open

2. Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene environmental change in the Romney Marsh region: new evidence from Tilling Green, Rye by Martyn Waller and Jason Kirby. Open

3. Palaeoenvironmental changes during the last 4000 years at Scotney Marsh, Romney Marsh, Kent: a multiproxy approach by Chris Spencer and Wendy Woodland. Open

4. Reconstructing Late Holocene intertidal environments and channel networks: a review of the role of Benthic Foraminfera biostratigraphy on Romney Marsh by John Evans and Jason Kirby. Open

5. The evidence for Late Holocene foreland progradation and rapid tidal sedimentation from the barrier and marsh sediments of Romney Marsh and Dungeness: a geomorphological approach by Andy Plater, Paul Stupples, Helen Roberts and Caroline Owen. Open

6. Romney Marsh: evolution of the historic landscape and its wider setting by Stephen Rippon. Open

7. The late medieval 'antediluvian' landscape of Walland Marsh by Mark Gardiner. Open

8. The Rumenesea Wall, Romney and Walland Marshes: a commentary by J.R.L. Allen. Open

9. The purpose, construction and operation of a 13th-century watercourse: the Rhee, Romney Marsh, Kent by Jill Eddison. Open

10. Land holding and the land market in a 15th-century peasant community: Appledore, 1400-1470 by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

11. To fasten itt upon his successors, heirs and owners of that howse... so longe as the world standeth": family identity and the Romney marshlands in early modern Kent by Mark Merry and Catherine Richardson. Open

12. The worlds of Daniel Langdon: public office and private enterprise in the Romney Marsh region in the early-18th century by Stephen Hipkin. Open

13. A 'particularly convenient and useful' arrangement: the symbiotic relationship between the agrarian economy of Romney Marsh and the surrounding region in the 18th century by Anne Davidson. Open

 

Monograph 5

 

1. The Holocene Coastal Deposits of Sussex: a Re-evaluation by Martyn Waller and Antony Long. Open

2. The Mid-late Holocene Evolution of Southern Walland Marsh and the Origin of the 'Midley Sand' by Jason Kirby, David Clarke, Tim Shaw and Emma Toole. Open

3. Holocene Fire Histories from the Edge of the Romney Marsh by Michael Grant and Martyn Waller. Open

4. Adapting to PPG16: Planning-led Archaeology on the Walland, Denge and Romney Marshes of Kent and East Sussex, 1990-2010 by Casper Johnson. Open

5. The Romney Marsh Archaeological Gazetteer: its Creation and Use by Alan TylerOpen

6. Overcoming disaster? Farming Practices on Christ Church Priory's Marshland Manors in the Early 14th Century by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

7. My boddye shall lye with my name Engraven on it': Remembering the Godfrey family of Lydd, Kent by Terreena Bellinger and Gill Draper. Open

8. Aspects of Corporate Landownership and the Fortunes of Livestock Farmers on Walland Marsh and Denge Marsh, c1730-90 by Anne Davison. Open

9. Boom, Slump and Intervention: Changing Agricultural Landscapes on Romney Marsh, 1790 to 1990 by Hadrian Cook. Open

 

 

Irregulars

The Irregular was the newsletter for Friends of the Trust and kept them informed of the Trust’s activities as well as including articles of interest on Marsh-related subjects. The first Irregular was published in March 1985, before the establishment of the Trust, and recorded details of the activities of the Romney Marsh Research Group. It was then published in most years up to 1999 in A4 format of between six and twelve pages under the editorship of Jill Eddison. In 2000 Sheila Sweetinburgh took over as editor, the format was changed to an A5 booklet and, belying its name, was since produced regularly twice a year, each spring and autumn. In 2005 Alan Tyler replaced Sheila as editor; colour illustrations were first included in 2004 and a coloured cover first used in 2008.

An index to all substantial articles is below listed by subject and place.

 

Issue 1

Romney Marsh workshop Tenterden, 20th Oct 1985. Open

 

Issue 2

Broomhill Church: excavations at - 1985 Mark Gardiner. Open

Excavations at Broomhill Church - 1985 by Mark Gardiner. Open

Landscape changes in the past 10,000 years by Christopher Green. Open

Romney Marsh weekend Canterbury 29/31st Mar 1985. Open

Sea level and coastal changes in the last 10,000 years by Michael Tooley. Open

 

Issue 3

Broomhill Church: excavations at - survey of 1987 work by Mark Gardiner. Open

Evolution of the East side of Rye Bay by Cliff Bloomfield. Open

Excavations at Broomhill Church - 1987 work by Mark Gardiner. Open

Rye Bay: evolution of the East side of Rye Bay by Bloomfield. Open

 

Issue 4

Broomhill: stratigraphical investigations at - Part 1 by Michael Tooley. Open

Broomhill area: documentary history of the by Jill Eddison. Open

Broomhill Church: excavations at - 1988 by Mark Gardiner. Open

Documentary history of the Broomhill area by Jill Eddison. Open

Excavations at Broomhill Church - 1988 by Mark Gardiner. Open

Hope All Saints: surveys at - fabric of the church by Maureen Bennell. Open

Hope All Saints: surveys at - field walking by Roland Harris. Open

Rye: Tudor Rye by Dr Graham Mayhew - review by Eleanor Vollans. Open

Stratigraphical investigations at Broomhill - Part 1 by Michael Tooley. Open

Surveys at Hope-All-Saints - field-walking by Roland Harris. Open

Surveys at Hope-All-Saints fabric of the church by Maureen Bennell. Open

Tudor Rye by Dr Graham Mayhew - review by Eleanor Vollans by 4 by 7. Open

 

Issue 5

16th and 17th evolution of Broomhill and Camber by Jill Eddison. Open

Broomhill: 16th and 17th evolution of Camber and by Jill Eddison. Open

Broomhill: foraminiferal analysis at by David Huddart. Open

Broomhill: stratigraphical investigations at - Part 2 by Michael Tooley. Open

Broomhill Church: excavations at - 1989 by Mark Gardiner. Open

Camber: 16th and 17th evolution of Broomhill and by Jill Eddison. Open

Excavations at Broomhill Church - 1989 by Mark Gardiner. Open

Foraminiferal analysis at Broomhill by David Huddart. Open

Hope All Saints: survey at by Maureen Bennell. Open

New Romney: the rubble stonework of St Nicholas by Roland Harris. Open

Rubble stonework of St Nicholas, New Romney by Roland Harris. Open

Stratigraphical investigations at Broomhill - Part 2 by Michael Tooley. Open

Survey at Hope All Saints by Maureen Bennell. Open

 

Issue 6

Burmarsh: twelfth century stonework at All Saints by Roland Harris. Open

Denge Marsh: early environments at by Andrew Plater. Open

Early environments at Denge Marsh by Andrew Plater. Open

Early geography of Midley by Jim Innes. Open

Field survey of Romney Marsh proper - interim report by Anne Reeves. Open

Lydd: a salt working site at Scotney Court Gravel Pit by Luke Barber. Open

Midley: the early geography of by Jim Innes. Open

Romney Marsh proper: field survey of - Interim report by Anne Reeves. Open

Salt working site at Scotney Court Gravel Pit, Lydd by Luke Barber. Open

Twelfth century stonework at All Saints, Burmarsh by Roland Harris. Open

 

Issue 7

3-4 West Street, New Romney by Roland Harris. Open

Archaeology at Lydd New Quarry by Ian Greig. Open

Denge Marsh: paleogeography of by Andrew Plater. Open

Lydd New Quarry: archaeology at by Ian Greig. Open

New Romney: 3-4 West Street by Roland Harris. Open

Old Romney: the search for the early medieval port by Mark Gardiner. Open

Paleogeography of Denge Marsh by Andrew Plater. Open

 

Issue 8

Appledore: the development of - a medieval village and its hinterland (summary) by Anthony Gross. Open

Brede Valley: medieval farming and flooding in the by Mark Gardiner. Open

Development of Appledore: a medieval village and its hinterland (summary) by Anthony Gross. Open

Medieval farming and flooding in the Brede Valley by Mark Gardiner. Open

Possible northern course of the Rother by Martin Wass. Open

River Rother: a possible northern course of the by Martin Wass. Open

Romney Marsh: the debatable ground by Michael Tooley. Open

Romney Marsh: the fieldwalking evidence (summary) by Anne Reeves. Open

 

Issue 9

1993 study day by Jill Eddison. Open

All Souls College, Oxford: research into the archives of by Ralph Evans. Open

Dungeness: the evolution of the south coast of by Antony Long. Open

Evolution of the south coast of Dungeness by Antony Long. Open

Lydd: survey of buildings in - 1500-1750 by Alan Dickinson. Open

Research into the archives of All Souls College, Oxford by Ralph Evans. Open

Romney Marsh: a stratigraphic transect across by Antony Long. Open

Stratigraphic transect across Romney Marsh by Antony Long. Open

Survey of buildings in Lydd 1500-1750 by Alan Dickinson. Open

 

Issue 10

Preliminary results from a survey of past vegetation communities in a transect across Romney Marsh by Deborah J Long. Open

Romney Marsh: preliminary results from a survey of past vegetation communities in a transect across by Deborah J Long. Open

Romney Marsh earthworks by Anne Reeves. Open

 

Issue 11

Death and disease in Romney Marsh c 1560-1860 by Mary Dobson. Open

Investigations of the archaeology and past vegetation of Shirley Moor by Deborah J Long. Open

Reclamation and social history of Walland Marsh before 1530 by Jill Eddison. Open

Romney Marsh: death and disease in - c 1560-1860 by Mary Dobson. Open

Shirley Moor : Investigations of the archaeology and past vegetation of by Deborah J Long. Open

Walland Marsh: reclamation and social history of - before 1530 by Jill Eddison. Open

 

Issue 12

Archaeology at West Hythe: excavations in October 1996 by Richard Cross. Open

Mapping and displaying the Romney Marsh landscape in the mid-18th century by Sarah Bendall. Open

Romney Marsh landscape: mapping and displaying the - in the mid-18th century by Sarah Bendall. Open

Wainway Channel: aerial photographic evidence for land reclamation by Alice Deegan. Open

West Hythe: archaeology at - excavations in October 1996 by Richard Cross. Open

 

Issue 13

Dungeness: seasonal fishermen's settlement at by Mark Gardiner. Open

Seasonal fishermen's settlement at Dungeness by Mark Gardiner. Open

 

Issue 14

Fishing family in 16th century Lydd by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Lydd: fishing family in 16th century by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Shirley Moor wooden structure by Greg Priestly-Bell & Robert Beck. Open

 

Issue 15

Agney manor: cellarer and the cheese: dairying on the, c1280-1350 by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Cellarer and the cheese: dairying on the manor of Agney, c1280-1350 by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Finding new ways of exploring past environments: testate amoebae analysis by Chris Spencer & Wendy Woodland. Open

Raynolde Scott, a sorry gentleman of Smeeth by Mark Merry. Open

Romney Marsh: so where are the records? by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Smeeth: Raynolde Scott, a sorry gentleman by Mark Merry. Open

So where are the Romney Marsh records? by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Church, chapel and clergy on Romney Marsh after the black death by Gill Draper. Open

Dymchurch - a nineteenth century insight through census and maps by Heather Ingram. Open

Early harbours along the River Rother by Helen Clarke. Open

Life and times of the Wainway Channel by Paul Stupples. Open

Nineteenth century Dymchurch - an insight through census and maps by Heather Ingram. Open

Parishioners of St Mary in the Marsh and the church courts by Paula Simpson. Open

River Rother: early harbours along the by Helen Clarke. Open

Romney Marsh: Church, chapel and clergy on, after the black death by Gill Draper. Open

St Mary in the Marsh: parishioners of, and the church courts by Paula Simpson. Open

Wainway Channel: life and times of the by Paul Stupples. Open

Church building on Romney Marsh by Andrew Pearson & John Potter. Open

Death of Emma Gobilonde by Andrew Butcher. Open

Investigations into deep Tilling Green peat (Rye): part 1 by Jason Kirby & Martyn Waller. Open

Marshland customs: starting an oral history project? by Dorothy Beck. Open

Review: Romney Marsh, Survival on a Frontier by Jill Eddison by Rene Regandez. Open

Rhee channel: Roman origin for the by Peter Kentsbeer. Open

Roman origin for the Rhee Channel by Peter Kentsbeer. Open

Romney Marsh: Church building on by Andrew Pearson & John Potter. Open

Romney Marsh: Survival on a Frontier by Jill Eddison, review by Rene Regandez. Open

Tilling Green (Rye): investigations into the deep peat of: part 1 by Jason Kirby & Martyn Waller. Open

Bodiam Bridge: in search of by Neil Aldridge & Helen Clarke. Open

In search of Bodiam Bridge by Neil Aldridge & Helen Clarke. Open

Lydd quarry: Romano-British salt working at Brett's by Greg Priestly-Bell. Open

Rhee channel: Roman date for the? A riposte by Jill Eddison. Open

Roman date for the Rhee? A riposte by Jill Eddison. Open

Romano-British salt working at Brett's Lydd quarry by Greg Priestly-Bell. Open

Wainway project by Jill Eddison. Open

Household stuff: uses and meanings in sixteenth century New Romney by Catherine Richardson. Open

Medieval shipyard at Smallhythe by Helen Clarke & Gustav Milne. Open

New Romney: household stuff: uses and meanings in sixteenth century by Catherine Richardson. Open

New Romney: life and occupations in the early nineteenth century by Anne Reeves. Open

Romney Marsh in Roman times; further comments by Anne Reeves. Open

Smallhythe: medieval shipyard at by Helen Clarke & Gustav Milne. Open

Allen's Bank, Lydd: palaeoenvironmental investigation of by Andrew Plater & Simon Turner. Open

East Guldeford study day by 'Ground Hog'. Open

New Romney: rural poverty and alternative employment in the early nineteenth century by Anne Reeves. Open

New Romney: thinking about social relations in late medieval by Lynne Bowden. Open

Palaeoenvironmental investigation of Allen's Bank, Lydd by Andrew Plater & Simon Turner. Open

Social relation: thinking about them in late medieval New Romney by Lynne Bowden. Open

Appledore: a small medieval port by Gill Draper. Open

Small ports project by Helen Clarke. Open

Wainway: safe harbour to sheep pasture by Jill Eddison & Paul Stupples. Open

Dungeness and Rye projects by Damien Laidler, Ed Schofield & Paul Stupples. Open

Romney Marsh: tithe litigation on , 1371-1600 by Paula Simpson. Open

Romney Marsh on the web by Andy Plater & Simon Turner. Open

Tithe litigation on Romney Marsh, 1371-1600 by Paula Simpson. Open

Appledore: tithe map and search for a small port at Appledore by Terry Burke. Open

CanÕt see the wood for the trees? by Dorothy Beck. Open

Cockreed Lane and Craythorne Manor, New Romney, in the middle ages: the historical and topographical evidence by Gill Draper. Open

Decoy house and pond on Romney Marsh by Keith R Robinson. Open

New Romney in the middle ages, Cockreed Lane and Craythorne Manor: the historical and topographical evidence by Gill Draper. Open

Romney Marsh: decoy house and pond on by Keith R Robinson. Open

Tithe map and search for a small port at Appledore by Terry Burke. Open

Appledore mills by 'Groundhog'. Open

Decoy house and pond on Romney Marsh II by Keith R Robinson. Open

Lydd, Romney Marsh: medieval life around: an archaeological insight by Luke Barber. Open

Medieval life around Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent: an archaeological insight by Luke Barber. Open

Report from the small ports project by Terry Burke. Open

River Rother: traditional methods repair tide banks at Monk Breton Bridge by Robin Chase, Cain Consultancy. Open

Romney Marsh: decoy house and pond on, II by Keith R Robinson. Open

Romney Marsh visitor centre by Dave Illsley. Open

Ships of the Marsh by Alan Tyler. Open

Small ports project: report from by Terry Burke. Open

Testimony of trees by Anne Reeves. Open

Traditional methods repair River Rother tide banks at Monk Breton Bridge by Robin Chase, Cain Consultancy. Open

Trees: the testimony of by Anne Reeves. Open

Brede Valley walk 12 June 2004: small ports project by Terry Burke. Open

Emigration pattern of a Romney Marsh grazier family in 19th century by Barbara S Lewis. Open

Grazier family: emigration pattern of a Romney Marsh by Barbara S Lewis. Open

Peasmarsh walk 2 October 2004: small ports project by Terry Burke. Open

RMRT archive. Open

Small ports project: Brede Valley walk 12th June 2004 by Terry Burke. Open

Small ports project: Peasmarsh walk 2nd October by Terry Burke. Open

Cheney nature reserve visit 14 may 2005 by Terry Burke. Open

Denge marsh hoard and the Dungeness coastline by Peter Bagwell Purefoy. Open

Dungeness coastline: Denge marsh hoard and the by Peter Bagwell Purefoy. Open

Dungeness wind directions by Clive Chizlett. Open

Five thousand years of storms and coastal evolution by Antony Long. Open

Harbours of Lydd: some thoughts on the by Beryl Coates. Open

Lydd: some thoughts on the harbours of by Beryl Coates. Open

Regandez farm walk 11th June 2005 by Terry Burke. Open

Small ports project: Wittersham walk 4th September 2004 by Terry Burke. Open

Storms and coastal evolution: five thousand years of by Antony Long. Open

Wind directions: Dungeness by Clive Chizlett. Open

Wittersham walk 4th September 2004: small ports project by Terry Burke. Open

A participant's thoughts on the small ports project by Terry Burke. Open

Lydd: 'Ye Sute for ye Rype', 1572: lawsuits and landscapes at by Oliver Harris. Open

Reading Street to Chapel Bank: small ports project walk 15th October 2005 by Terry Burke. Open

Romneian archives and collections by Clive Chizlett. Open

Small ports project 2003-2005 by Terry Burke. Open

Small ports project: a participant's thoughts by Terry Burke. Open

Small ports project: Reading Street to Chapel Bank walk 15th October 2005 by Terry Burke. Open

Small ports project: some results of historical aspects of the by Gill Draper. Open

Small ports project and related articles in the Irregular by Helen Clarke. Open

Some results of historical aspects of the small ports project by Gill Draper. Open

Spasmodic advances: the colonisation of Walland Marsh: a walk with Jill Eddison 3rd September 2005 by Ray Huson. Open

Walland Marsh: spasmodic advances: the colonisation of - a walk with Jill Eddison 3rd September 2005 by Ray Huson. Open

Ye Sute for ye Rype, 1572: lawsuits and landscapes at Lydd by Oliver Harris. Open

Cinque Ports : towns and trade on an unkind coast: rewriting the history and maritime archaeology of the by Stuart Brookes and Gustav Milne. Open

Dover Harbour, 1583: marshmen at work by Oliver Harris. Open

Marshmen at work: Dover Harbour, 1583 by Oliver Harris. Open

Pett to Cliff End walk 25th March 2006 by Terry Burke. Open

Rye and hinterlands project and the research volunteers by Gill Draper. Open

Towns and trade on an unkind coast: rewriting the history and maritime archaeology of the Cinque Ports by Stuart Brookes and Gustav Milne. Open

Romney Marsh: evaluating the role of burning on the western edge of during the Holocene by Michael Grant. Open

Romney Marsh: the medieval landscape of, a walk with Jill Eddison by Jill Eddison. Open

Rye and its hinterlands: owners and occupiers of houses and other building in.c.1650 to c.1665 by Gill Draper. Open

An archaeological watching brief on the site of the water treatment works west of Reading Street near Tenterden by Ross Lane, Ben Found, Adrian Gollop & Martin Bates. Open

Medieval communities and co-operation, and the management of the East Coast and Romney Marsh wetlands by Mark Gardiner. Open

Palaeoenvironmental investigations on Walland Marsh Ð Student project work Summer 2006 by Jason Kirby, Tim Shaw, Richard Peasland. Open

Read Street near Tenterden: An archaeological watching brief on the site of the water treatment works by Ross Lane, Ben Found, Adrian Gollop & Martin Bates. Open

Romney Marsh wetlands: Medieval communities and co-operation, and the management of the East Coast by Mark Gardiner. Open

Searching for the malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, in ancient skeletons of the marshlands by Christie Pinello. Open

Walland Marsh: Palaeoenvironmental investigations on Ð Student project work Summer 2006 by Jason Kirby, Tim Shaw, Richard Peasland. Open

Broomhill-Midley Sands area: study day by Terry Burke. Open

Churches in a Maritime Landscape: An examination of ecclesiastical activity on the Romney Marsh by Nathalie Cohen. Open

Grove, the: causeway across St Mary's Marsh, Rye, between the 13th and 16th centuries by Gill Draper. Open

Romney Marsh: Churches in a Maritime Landscape: An examination of ecclesiastical activity on by Nathalie Cohen. Open

Rye: The Isle of by Martyn Waller and Michael Grant. Open

St Mary's Marsh, Rye: The Grove causeway across, between the 13th and 16th centuries by Gill Draper. Open

Bodiam Study Day by Terry BurkeOpen

Dungeness: RSPB - a brief history by Christine Hawkins. Open

Fishing and Fishermen in Medieval Romney Marsh by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

Hope all Saints: Further thoughts on by Maureen Bennell. Open

Kenardington church yard: A sherd of pottery from by Eric Wetherill. Open

Pottery: A sherd from Kenardington church yard by Eric Wetherill. Open

Romney Marsh: Fishing and Fishermen in Medieval by Sheila Sweetinburgh. Open

RSPB Dungeness: a brief history by Christine Hawkins. Open

Winchelsea Cellar Visit by Terry Burke. Open

Broomhill level: Radiocarbon dating of peat deposits at Sandyland by Jason Kirby. Open

Guldeford, Sir Richard: Leaving from Rye: his Holy Land Pilgrimage of 1506 by Rob Lutton. Open

Leaving from Rye: Sir Richard Guldeford and his Holy Land Pilgrimage of 1506 by Rob Lutton. Open

Major Repairs to Winchelsea Strand Gate by Roger Neaves. Open

Radiocarbon dating of peat deposits at Sandyland, Broomhill Level by Jason Kirby. Open

Winchelsea: Major Repairs to Strand Gate by Roger Neaves. Open

Camber Castle Study Day, Saturday 30th May 2009 by Terry Burke. Open

Hee Lived Beloved and Died Lamented by All: a new research project on Lydd by Terreena Bellinger. Open

Lydd: a new research project: 'Hee Lived Beloved and Died Lamented by All' by Terreena Bellinger. Open

Sandwich 1000-1520: the history of the completest medieval town in England seen through its buildings by Sarah Pearson. Open

Lydd, Radiocarbon dating peat deposits north of by Jason Kirby. Open

Pevensey Levels Study Day, Saturday 25th July 2009 by Terry Burke. Open

Playden or Saltcote: Rye's troublesome neighbour by Alan Dickinson. Open

Radiocarbon dating peat deposits north of Lydd by Jason Kirby. Open

Romney Marshes Living Landscape Partnership, The by Camilla Blackburn. Open

Rye History: A wider perspective by Gill Draper. Open

Rye Rebuilt in retrospect: A challenge completed by David and Barbara Martin. Open

Rye's troublesome neighbour, Playden or Saltcote by Alan Dickinson. Open

Coast Heritage and Climate Change by Peter Murphy. Open

Revisiting New Towns of the Middle Ages by Terry Burke. Open

A purple patch at RSPB Dungeness by Christine Hawkins. Open

Dungeness : A purple patch at RSPB by Christine Hawkins. Open

Electricity in the Stones by Elizabeth Rose. Open

Holidays by the Sea by Beryl Coates. Open

New Romney First Time Sewerage Scheme: Preliminary results of the by James Holman. Open

Preliminary results of the New Romney First Time Sewerage Scheme by James Holman. Open

Romney Marsh: The impact of the Napoleonic Wars on the by Anthony Kimber. Open

The impact of the Napoleonic Wars on the Romney Marsh by Anthony Kimber. Open

Whither research? by Terry Burke. Open

A review of the year at RSPB Dungeness by Christine Hawkins. Open

A VIP takes the Saltcote ferry by Eric Wetherill. Open

Drainage, economy and landscape on Romney Marsh: evolution of a post-Napoleonic landscape by Hadrian Cook. Open

Romney Marsh: drainage, economy and landscape on: evolution of a post-Napoleonic landscape by Hadrian Cook. Open

RSPB Dungeness: a review of the year at by Christine Hawkins. Open

Saltcote ferry: a VIP takes the by Eric Wetherill. Open

Ash from a volcanic eruption dating to c AD800 preserved in the peat of Walland Marsh by Maria Gehrels & Roland Gehrels. Open

From 1881 Pubs to Your Maps Online via Anglo-Saxon Prosopography, Churchplans online and Hidden Lives Revealed. Open

Hythe: the medieval cinque port of by Maryanne Kowaleski. Open

Iden: the manor of Mote in by Mark Gardiner & Christopher Whittick. Open

Napoleonic Defences of the Marsh: Dymchurch Study Day 29th May 2010 by David Williams. Open

Romney Marsh churches: timber towers and spires of by Alan Dickenson. Open

The manor of Mote in Iden by Mark Gardiner & Christopher Whittick. Open

The medieval cinque port of Hythe by Maryanne Kowaleski. Open

Timber towers and spires of Romney Marsh churches by Alan Dickenson. Open

‘Romney Marsh’: Evaporation from the great; a new resource from the Living the Poor Life Project by Gill Draper. Open

Walland Marsh: Ash from a volcanic eruption dating to c AD800 preserved in the peat of by Maria Gehrels & Roland Gehrels. Open

An archaeological watching brief at St Nicholas’ Church, New Romney: a summary by Andrew Linklater. Open

An archaeological watching brief during vestry underpinning at SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Dymchurch: a summary by Andrew Linklater. Open

Brookland, Dendrochronological dating of further timbers from the Bell Tower by Martin Bridge & Alan Dickinson. Open

Dendrochronological dating of timbers from the spire, All Saints’ Church, Woodchurch by Martin Bridge & Alan Dickinson. Open

Harry the glasyer of Rye: making and replacing stained glass in the churches on the Kent and Sussex borders by Gill Draper. Open

How It All Began by Jill Eddison. Open

Romney Marsh Research Trust: a personal perspective Martyn Waller. Open

Salvete et Valete by Nick Hudd. Open

Social Survey of Dungeness: April 1971, David Starkie. Open

The Battle of Winchelsea 29th August 1350. Open

The Nascent Romney Marsh Research Trust by Michael Tooley. Open

The Rye Project 2006-2009 by Alan Tyler. Open

The Small Ports Project 2003-2005 by Helen Clarke. Open

Woodchurch, Dendrochronological dating of timbers from the spire, All Saints’ Church. by Martin Bridge & Alan Dickinson

 

 

Gazetteer

Romney Marsh and the Western River Valleys: an archaeological gazetteer by Alan Tyler. Published October 2011. Open part 1 (pp. 1-365) and part 2 (pp. 366-660

 

 

Projects

 

1970 D.H.S.Foot and D.N.M. Starkie Ashford-Hastings Railway Line: Cost Benefit Analysis

1987 Martyn Waller The Flandrian Vegetational History and Environmental Development of the Brede and Pannel Valleys; East Sussex

1996 C.D. Spencer The Holocene Evaluation of Romney Marsh: A Record of Sea-Level Change in a Back-Barrier Environment

2002 Paul Stupples Late Holocene intertidal sedimentation: A Lithostratigraphic approach to Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in the Wainway channel, Romney Marsh, southeast England

2007 M.J. Grant Evaluating the role of burning on the western edge of Romney Marsh during the Holocene

1985 Jill Eddison Developments in the Lower Rother Valleys up to 1660 (from Vol 102 of Archaeologia Cantiana and reproduced with the kind permission of the Kent Archaeological Society)

1984 Jill Eddison The Reclamation of Romney Marsh (from Vol 99 of Archaeologia Cantiana and reproduced with the kind permission of the Kent Archaeological Society)

1971 University Of Reading, Department Of Geography Social Survey Of Dungeness, April 1971

2009 Terreena Bellinger Monument And Transcription List: Lydd Church, 2009

1990 G.S.R Morris Aspects Of Environmental Change During The Flandrian Age

1983 Jill Eddison, J.P. Carr, and I.P. Jolliffe Endangered Coastlines of Geomorphological Importance (from Vol 149 No 1 of The Geographical Journal and reproduced with their kind permission)

2010 Alan Dickinson Timber Towers and Spires of Romney Marsh and Hinterland: A Developmental and Conservation Study

1995 Jill Eddison The Historical Potential of Romney Marsh (from March 1995 issue of The Journal of Kent History and reproduced with their kind permission)

Professor A.G. Davis The Davis Papers

 

 

Small ports

The Small Ports project was initiated by Helen Clarke, who was then chair of the Executive, in response to a suggestion by the Trustees that the Friends of the Trust should be encouraged to participate in research. The first meeting was held in January 2003 and the project ran for three years, led by Helen, Terry Burke and Gill Draper and involving over thirty friends.

Reports on the activities and achievements were included in Irregulars between 2003 and 2006 (issues 21 to 27). A summary includes minutes of the meetings, reports on the tithe map surveys, advice on how to go about researching and other sundry papers. Open

 

 

Annual reports

In accordance with the Trust Deed and under Charity Commission regulations the Trust has produced an annual report including the accounts which have been independently audited (up to 2006) or examined (from 2007) by an independent firm of chartered accountants. As well as a Trustees’ report and financial information many of these reports include information on the Trust’s activities during the year and reports on projects which the Trust had funded.

The report years are 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 

 

Minutes

1. Annual General Meetings 1988-2003. Open

2. Trustees Meetings 1987-1995. Open

3. Trustees Meetings 1996-2005. Open

4. Trustees Meetings 2006-2012. Open

5. Research Group Open

6. Executive and Administration Meetings Open

6. Executive and Administration MeetingsOpen

7. Executive and Administration Meetings 1994-1997 Open

8. Executive and Administration Meetings 2000-2004 Open

9. Executive and Administration Meetings 2004-2012 Open

Trustees Meetings 2013 Open

 

 

Events

The Trust organised a number of events each year for its Friends. These always included a Spring Lecture and a talk given at the AGM of the Friends plus, in most years, guided walks, field trips and study days. There were also five conferences, two of which were over three days. A list of these events is below; there are reports on many of them in the Irregulars.

1990 Mar, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, John Hutchinson, Quaternary Landslips

1990 Jun, Field walk, Dungeness, Fred Booth & Antony Long, Flora and Geology of Dungeness and Dengemarsh

1990 Sep, Study day, Romney Marsh, Tim Tatton Brown & Roland Harris, Ivychurch, Newchurch and Burmarsh churches

1990 Nov, AGM, Brenzett, Mark Gardiner, Archaeology of the Romney Marsh

1991 Apr, Spring Lecture, Tenterden, Anthony Gross, Administration of the Marsh by the Monks of Canterbury

1991 Jun, Guided walk, Camber, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Camber dunes and salt marshes

1991 Aug, Field walk, Dengemarsh, Andrew Plater, Results of field work

1991 Sep, Guided walk, Camber, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Camber dunes and salt marshes

1991 Sep, Study day, Various locations, Malcolm West, Geoffrey Robinson and Bernard Titlman, Drainage of the Marsh, Past and Present

1991 Nov, AGM, Brookland, John Williams, Changing Attitudes to Archaeology

1992 Apr, Spring Lecture, Rye, Antony Long, The Stormy Saga of Romney Marsh

1992 Apr, Field walk, Winchelsea Beach, Robin Craig & Jill Eddison, Smeaton's Alternative Harbour of Rye

1992 Sep, Conference (3 days), Canterbury, Various speakers, Report in Monograph No 2

1992 Oct, Field walk, Winchelsea Beach, Robin Craig & Jill Eddison, Smeaton's Alternative Harbour of Rye

1992 Nov, AGM, Lydd, Sarah Pearson, The Medieval Houses of Romney Marsh: the Missing Link

1993 Mar, Spring Lecture, Hythe, Barry Cunliffe, Stutfall Castle: Kent in Roman Twilight

1993 Jun, Guided walk, Appledore to Warehorne, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Royal Military Canal

1993 Jul, Guided walk, Appledore to Warehorne, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Royal Military Canal

1993 Sep, Study day, Hamstreet, KCC engineers, Hamstreet Bypass

1993 Nov, AGM, New Romney, Hadrian Cook, Marshland or Polder: Landscape or Food Factory

1994 Apr, Guided walk, Romney Hoy, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Greatstone to St Mary's Bay

1994 Apr, Spring Lecture, Tenterden, Stephen Hipkin, Community in Crisis, Rye 1570 to 1640

1994 Sep, Colloquium, Canterbury, Various speakers, Mapping the Marsh

1994 Sep, Guided walk, Romney Hoy, Fred Booth & Jill Eddison, Greatstone to St Mary's Bay

1994 Nov, AGM, Lydd, Dorothy Beck, Bloomin' Lydd

1995 Mar, Topographical tramp, Fairfield to Brookland, Jill Eddison & Gill Draper, Historical features of the landscape

1995 Apr, Spring Lecture, Tenterden, Jill Eddison, Seven Centuries of Flooding in the Rother Levels

1995 May, Guided walk, Old Cheyne Court, Fred Booth, Romney Marsh Nature Reserve

1995 Aug, Guided walk, Old Cheyne Court, Fred Booth, Romney Marsh Nature Reserve

 

1995 Sep, Study day, Camber Castle, Jill Eddison/ Judith Roebuck/ Bruce Chandler, Changing Coastline of Rye Bay/ at Camber Castle/ Excavations and Restoration

1995 Nov, AGM, New Romney, S S Goodsell, Historical features between Dymchurch and Dungeness

1996 Jan, Guided walk, Old Cheyne Court, Fred Booth and Shaun McMinn, Romney Marsh Nature Reserve

1996 Feb, Topographical tramp, Appledore to Rye, Jeremy Potter, Historic features of the landscape

1996 Apr, Spring Lecture, Rye, Mark Gardiner, Barons and Lords; Cinque Port Merchants and the Reclamation of Marshland near Rye in the Medieval Period

1996 May, Field day, Newchurch, Martyn Waller, Antony Long & Chris Spencer, Demonstration of field investigations

1996 Jun, Study day, Dungeness power station, Jill Eddison/ Syd Goodsell/ Fred Booth, Geomorphological evolution of Dungeness/ Lighthouses, Railways and Military Defences/ Wildlife of the Wildernesse

1996 Sep, Study day, Lydd, Antony Long, Andrew Plater & Chris Spencer, Prehistoric Environments of the Marsh

1996 Nov, Topographical tramp, New Romney, Jeremy Potter, St Mary in the Marsh, Ivychurch, Old Romney

1997 Apr, Field day, Rye Bay, Various speakers, Evolution and History of Rye Bay

1997 May, Tractor ride, Romney Marsh Nature Reserve, Shaun McMinn & Fred Booth, Bird population

1997 Sep, Guided walk, Rye/Brookland, David Oliver, Drainage facilities

1997 Sep, 10th anniversary, Lympne Castle, Andrew Butcher/Mark Gardiner, The Marshland Economy of the families of Hythe in the later Middle ages/The Future for the Trust

1997 Oct, Guided walks (2), Burmarsh, Anne Reeves, Medieval Landscape north of Burmarsh

1997 Nov, AGM, New Romney, Fred Booth, The Challenges of the Changing Coastline of Kent

1998 Apr, Spring Lecture, Hythe, Jill Eddison & Gill Draper, People and Places: The Reclamation of Walland Marsh

1998 May, Tractor ride, East Guldeford, Clifford Broomfield, Historic buildings, landscape and local history

1998 Sep, Field dayv1998 Sep, Conference (three days), Canterbury, Various speakers, Report in Monograph No 3

1998 Nov, AGM, Appledore, David Oliver, The Drainage of Romney Marsh

1999 Feb, Topographical tramp, Aldington, Jeremy Potter, Aldington, Bonnington, Royal Military Canal

1999 Mar, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Mark Gardiner, Excavations at Sandtun, West Hythe

1999 Apr, Talk, Lydd, Michael Tooley, Sea-level changes

1999 Apr, Guided walk, Iden, RenŽ Regandanz & Melvyn Smith, Nature conservation

1999 May, Guided walk, Rother estuary, Fred Booth & Daphne Mills, Plants and animalsv1999 Sep, Field day

1999 Oct, Guided walk, Broomhill & Camber, Jill Eddison, Beaches, past and present

1999 Nov, AGM, St Mary's Bay, Fred Booth, Ecology of the Marsh

1999 Nov, AGM, Lydd, Paul Cullen, Place-names in Romney Marsh

2000 Feb, Topographical tramp, Winchelsea, Jeremy Potter, Icklesham, Pannel Valley

2000 Mar, Spring Lecture, Rye, Stephen Hipkin & Mark Merry, Daniel Langdon and the larger famers of Romney Marsh in the 18th century

2000 Apr, Guided walk, Old Romney, Paul Cullen, Unusual place-names on Romney Marsh

2000 Jun, Field trip, Rother Valley, Martyn Waller & Antony Long, Robertsbridge, Bodiam, Tenterden

2000 Jun, Field trip, Small Hythe, Jane Sidell & Helen Clarke, Medieval ship building,

2000 Jun, Field trip, Small Hythe, Jill Eddison, Managing the River Rother

2000 Jun, Field trip, Appledore, Jason Kirby, Deep peat deposits near Rye

2000 Sep, Guided walk, Rolvenden, Jill Eddison, Drowned lands in the Rother Valley

2000 Nov, AGM, New Romney, Luke Barber, Archaeological investigations around Lydd

2001 Feb, Topographical tramp, Wittersham, Jeremy Potter, Blackwell Bridge, Iden, New Bridge

2001 Apr, Spring Lecture, Hythe, Andrew Butcher, Family friends & neighbours in the Romney Marshes

2001 May, Study day, Hamstreet, Paul Cullen, David Maylam & Barbara Ware, The Marsh and the surrounding uplands

2001 Jul, Study day, Dymchurch, Syd Goodsell/Tony Lackner, The history Dymchurch/New Hall

2001 Nov, AGM, Appledore, Helen Clarke, Early ship building in the Romney Marshes

2002 Feb, Topographical tramp, Winchelsea Beach, Jeremy & Sally Potter, Pannel, Pett, Marsham Valley

2002 Apr, Spring Lecture, Tenterden, Catherine Richardson, Making the household: Romney Marsh in the late 16th century

2002 May, Study day, East Guldeford, Maureen Lovering & Jill Eddison, St Mary, East Guldeford/Reclamation of the Wainway

2002 Jun, Guided walk, Dungeness, Simon Busuttil & Brain Banks, Dungeness Nature Reserve

2002 Sep, Conference & field trip, Imperial College, Wye, Various speakers, Romney Marsh through the ages

2002 Nov, AGM, Lydd, Luke Barber, Recent archaeological excavations at Lydd Quarry

2003 Feb, Topographical tramp, Appledore, Jeremy Potter & Helen Clarke, Small Ports project

2003 Mar, Guided walk, Warehorne/Appledore, Helen Clarke, Small Ports project

2003 Apr, Talks, Hamstreet, Alan Tyler/Clive Chizlett, Site and monuments/Snargate church

003 May, Guided walk, Warehorne/Hamstreet, Helen Clarke, Small Ports project

2003 May, Guided walk, Wainway, Paul Stupples, Jill Eddison & David Oliver, Walk on the Wainway

2003 Jul, Guided walk, Orlestone, Helen Clarke, Small Ports project

2003 Jul, Talks, Hamstreet, Beryl Coatts, Early maps of Lydd

2003 Aug, Guided walk, Appledore, Liz Owen, Small Ports project

2003 Sep, Talks, Rye, Antony Long, Andrew Plate & Martyn Waller, Rye by the Sea: here today and gone tomorrow

2004 Feb, Topographical tramp, Wittersham, Jeremy & Sally Potter, PotmanÕs Heath/Newenden

2004 Apr, Spring Lecture, Hamstreet, Helen Clarke & Judith Roberts, Robert Brickenden and the building of the Mary Fortune

2004 May, Field day, Old Romney, Jill Eddison, Rhee watercourse and the port of Romney

2004 Jun, Field day, Old Romney, Jill Eddison, Rhee watercourse and the port of Romney

2004 Jun, Guided walk, Brede Valley, Terry Burke, Small Ports project

2004 Oct, Guided walk, Leasam & Tillingham Valleys, Terry Burke, Small Ports project

2004 Nov, AGM, Winchelsea, David Martin, The buildings of Winchelsea

2004 Nov, AGM, Dymchurch, Terry Burke et al, The port of Appledore

2005 Apr, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Antony Long, Five thousand years of storms and coastal evolution

2005 Apr, Guided walk, Lydd, Beryl Coatts, The harbours of Lydd

2005 May, Tractor & trailer day, Lamb Farm/Cheney, Philip Merricks, Cheney Nature Reserve

2005 Jun, Guided walk, Iden, RenŽ Regandanz, Corkwood Farm

2005 Jul, Guided walk, Ickelsham/Udimore, Terry Burke, Small Ports project

2005 Sep, Study day, Brenzett/Brookland/Fairfield, Jill Eddison, Spasmodic advances: the colonisation of Walland Marsh

2005 Oct, Guided walk, Reading Street/Chapel Bank, Liz Owen, Small Ports project

2005 Nov, AGM, Rye, Simon Cain, Natural methods of preserving riverbanks

2006 Mar, Guided walk, Pett/Cliff End, Terry Burke, Small Ports project

2006 Apr, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Stuart Brookes, Towns and trade on an unkind coast

2006 Sep, Study days (2), Old Romney, Jill Eddison, The Medieval landscape of Romney Marsh

2006 Sep, AGM, Lydd, Frank Meddens, The Medieval Cinque Port of New Romney

2007 Apr, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Mark Gardiner, Romney Marsh and the Fens in the Middle Ages

2007 May, Guided walk, Brede Valley, Terry Burke & Winchelsea Arch. Soc., Brede Valley

2007 Sep, Study day, Broomhill area, Jason Kirby & Martyn Waller, Sandylands, Broomhill and the Rother

2007 Sep, AGM, Tenterden, Casper Johnson, Thinking about landscapes: Marsh and Weald

2008 Mar, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Sheila Sweetinburgh, Medieval fishing and fishermen of the Marsh

2008 Apr, Guided walk, Winchelsea, Richard Comotto, Winchelsea cellars

2008 May, Study day, Bodiam Castle, Casper Johnson, Martyn Waller & Christopher Whittick, Bodiam: port and river

2008 Sep, AGM, New Romney, Alan Tyler, Monuments of the Marsh: from Domesday to D-Day

2009 Mar, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Sarah Pearson, Sandwich 1000-1250: the history É seen through its buildings

2009 May, Study day, Camber Castle, Anthony Streeten & Barry Yates, Camber Castle

2009 Jul, Study day, Pevensey, Martyn Waller, Pevensey Levels and the lost village of Northeye

2009 Nov, AGM & book launch, Rye, Caroline Barron, Gill Draper & David Martin, A history of Rye

2010 Mar, Spring Lecture, Lympne Castle, Peter Murphy, Coastal surveys and the future of the historic coastal environment

 

2010 May, Study day, Dymchurch, Various speakers, Napoleonic defences and the Marsh

2010 Sep, Conference, University of Kent, Various speakers, Romney Marsh: recent and future research

2010 Oct, AGM, Tenterden, Barry Yates, Romney Marshes: a living landscape

2011 Mar, Spring Lecture, Hythe, Maryanne Kowaleski, Medieval Cinque Port of Hythe

2011 May, Study day, Brenzett/ Brookland, Gill Draper, Alan Dickinson & Terry Burke, Guided walk from Brenzett Church to Brookland Church

2011 Sep, Book Launch, Iden, Mark Gardner & Christopher Whittick, The Manor of Mote in Iden

2011 Oct, AGM, Winchelsea, Hadrian Cook, Agriculture on the Marsh

2012 Mar, Spring Lecture, Hamstreet, Paul Carter, Welfare before the Welfares State: Growing up poor in the 19th century Kent and Sussex

2012 Oct, AGM, Dymchurch, Jason Weekes, The Romans in the Marsh

 

 

Officials

 

Trustees

 

Simon Block, 1987-2003

Jim Flegg, 1987-2000

Joan Thirsk, 1987-2000

Richard Smith, 1988-2005

John Bailey, 1995-2003

David Killingray, 2000-2005

Michael Tooley, 2000-2006

Sarah Pearson, 2001

Richard Stogdon, 2003-2009

Antony Long, 2005

John Williams, 2005

Caroline Barron, 2006

Helen Clarke, 2006

Gustav Milne, 2006-2009

Barry Yates, 2006

Ian Walker, 2008

Martin Lea, 2009

David Williams, 2009

Martyn Waller, 2010

 

Executive

 

Michael Tooley, 1988-1995, Chair 1988-95

Jill Eddison, 1988-1999, Secretary 1988-99

Mark Gardiner, 1988-2001, Chair 1995-99

Christopher Green, 1988-1993

John Hutchinson, 1988-1998

Tim Unwin, 1988-1989

Andrew Woodcock, 1988-1997

Beryl Coatts, 1989-1992

Anne Reeves, 1991-1998

Brian Short, 1991-1992

Philip Merricks, 1992

Antony Long, 1993-2005, Chair 1999-2004

Gill Draper, 1996

Martyn Waller, 1997-2012, Chair 2006-11

Luke Barber, 1998

Sheila Sweetinburgh, 1999-2005, Secretary 1999-2005

Stephen Hipkin, 2000-2005

Helen Clarke, 2001-2006, Chair 2004-06

David Williams, 2004

Terry Burke, 2005-2012, Secretary 2005-2012

Alan Tyler, 2005 Jason Kirby, 2005-2012

Caroline Thakray, 2006-2008

Christopher Whittick, 2006

Elizabeth Edwards, 2008-2012

Ray Huson, 2008-2011

Casper Johnson, 2008

Roger Nixon, 2009

David Starkie, 2011 Marion Gulliver, 2012

 

Administration

Jill Eddison, Secretary 1988-1999

David Eddison, Treasurer 1988-1999

Beryl Campbell, Membership secretary 1988-1989

Sue Carrel, Membership secretary 1989-1996

Dorothy Beck, Membership secretary 1996-2003

William Barham, Treasurer 1999-2003

Sheila Sweetinburgh, Secretary 1999-2005

Margaret Bird, Fund raiser 2002-2006

David Williams, Treasurer 2003

David Williams, Membership secretary 2003-2006

Ray Huson, Members' representative 2003-2010

Terry Burke, Secretary 2005 -2012

Alan Tyler, Irregular editor 2005.

Roger Nixon, Membership secretary 2006.

Marion Gulliver, Members' representative 2012.