If you haven’t been yet, do go along to the St Lawrence Parish Hall to experience the Between the Saint and the Sea exhibition.
It’s full of fascinating photographs and artefacts all about our Parish … and it’s growing all the time with people bringing in their family memorabilia and memories. You can listen to local people’s memories of Ramsgate – and sign up to have your memories recorded for posterity!
There are activities for children too – the Ancestral Hat Box lets children try on real hats; and for those of you that love motorcycles, there’s a beautifully restored sprint bike from the 1960s.
For more details, have a listen to Rob Holden’s interview with Bill Pitt from Academy FM.
The exhibition is open 10am – 4pm until Saturday 17th of September … and don’t forget the afternoon events at 3pm and evening talks starting at 7pm!
YourSt 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; by post: 62 West Cliff Road; telephone:  580990.
The Friends of Ellington Park is a committee made up of a group of local residents and park users committed to improving the facilities and environment of Ellington Park in Ramsgate, Kent.