Your St. Lawrence!

Your St Lawrence!  “Between the Saint and the Sea” heritage exhibition opening on the 3rd of September until 17th September daily [closed on Mondays].

To coincide with Heritage Week, the Friends of Ellington Park have curated an  exhibition and living history experience from 3rd to 17th September inclusive, in St Lawrence Parish Hall.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Ramsgate Town Council are funding this unique event which aims to give residents and visitors alike, an extraordinary insight into the social and architectural heritage of the original parish of St Lawrence.

Come and look at the display of original artefacts, photographs and memorabilia which will be curated on a time-line through the ages.  Contributors and exhibitors will include: St Lawrence Church, Friends of Ellington Park, the Archaeological Society, the Ramsgate Society, as well as local schools and other community groups.

Take part in the afternoon, one-hour guided tours each day starting at 3pm to learn more about this fascinating Parish: encompassing the Church and Churchyard, Ellington Park, and much more.

Come and listen to some of the fascinating and stimulating evening talks [7pm] by local historians and wildlife experts: among these, Ralph Hoult’s photographic history, the Town Sergeant on the Ramsgate Town’s insignia, the Bat Society of Kent, and many more.

Refreshments and small sales items available in hall.

Your, or your relatives’ oral histories, memories and memorabilia are particularly welcome. Our contact details are: email:; by post: 62 West Cliff Road; telephone: [01843] 580990.

Walks, Talks, Films and Much More!

With not too long to go until our Your St Lawrence Heritage Exhibition opens (in St Laurence Parish Hall on Saturday 3 September, 10am), here is a comprehensive timetable of all the fun and interesting walks, talks, films and more, taking place between 3 – 17 September.  (Just press or click the image to enlarge it).

There’s something there for everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.

Don't forget to share these with your family and friends!
Don’t forget to share these with your family and friends!

Your St Lawrence Exhibition – coming very soon!

Your St Lawrence

We are delighted to announce the imminent opening of our Heritage Exhibition, Your St Lawrence – Between the Saint and the Sea, at St Laurence Church Hall.

We will be open from Saturday 3 – Saturday 17 September 2016, every day (except Mondays) between 10am – 4pm.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Ramsgate Town Council are funding this celebration of community life, giving us an extraordinary insight into the social history of the original parish of St Lawrence.

Come along and see the wonderful display of photographs, fine costumes and memorabilia through the ages. Listen to some fascinating oral histories and community memories.

For the children, there are fabulous hats to try on and a chance to touch the exhibits in our Hands-on-History area.  Plus, in our From Where I Stand exhibition, you will see beautiful art work from an array of talented artists on local themes.

Away from the Hall itself, why not take part in some wonderful, guided afternoon walks around the area.

And every evening you can come and hear a range of stimulating talks by local historians, artists and wildlife enthusiasts.

So much to explore and enjoy! If you love Ramsgate, please join us.

Entrance is free and refreshments are available.  We look forward to seeing you there!