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Talk on Building the Medieval Church
25 June, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The parish church of St Laurence will be holding a talk that we think will be popular with many of our Ramsgate Society members. The church is Grade 1 listed and nearly 1,000 years old and the local historian Margaret Bolton will be giving a presentation on ‘Building the Medieval Church.
She will be covering questions like:
- How did they build the church?
- Who worked on it?
- Where did the materials come from?
- How much did it cost?
- Why did they build it here?
- What do all the carvings mean?
- How long did it take?
It is a fully illustrated talk in two parts. the first will look at how and why churches were planted in the middle ages and at how the buildings developed. There will then be a half hour or so refreshment break during which people can explore the church if they wish. St Laurence is around 900 years old and has some excellent medieval carvings. The second part will look at the people involved in the building process, where they came from, how the materials were sourced and brought to site, the way in which the work was done and what it all cost.
Tickets £5 (including refreshments) available from the Parish Office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 01843 592478