From page 142:
- The original Fordwich Arms adjoining the church yard was once apparently the crane house which belonged to ChristChurch.
- Investigate the history of christ chuch?
- Bridge was originally a wooden construction
- 1830 - Canterbury to Whitstable railway reduced the need for transportation by river
- Sidney Cooper painted the river - culmination of exhibition at SC gallery
- Gravel quarry at Sturry
- Coal mining at Hersden
- Local archeologists - Frank Jenkins - Roman Harbour in Sturry gravel pits
- Wetbere Lakes
- To explore completely the river country between Fordwich and Grove it is necessary to follow the stream on both sides
- A tow path?
- Tresbury Wood?
- Lampen wall, marsh defense
- The Wantsum, easten and great estuary
- Harbour at Richborough
- Gateway to Britain for the romans
- Lands of peace and solitude between Grove and Plucks Gutter
- Sidney Cooper paintings again
- Littlestour - Nailbourne - Wingham
- A tow path existed throughout the river for barges
Should the project be about the towns and places along the river, their history and connections, geographically, historically and contemporarily or does the project center around the flow of the river directly and its immediate interactions.
The river has decreased in size and importance and relationships therefore it is less imposing and relevant. Perhaps look at it in a celebration and remembrance, comparison.
The book focuses not on the river but its wider social and geographical importance
However, the river and this project is important to me.