Tag: Winchelsea

Mr Holmes film

Mr Holmes filmed in Winchelsea

Sir Ian McKellen stars in new Sherlock Holmes movie Only a few days left before the release of the new Sherlock Holmes movie “Mr Holmes which was filmed in Winchelsea and Japan last year. Strand House hosted many of the production crew and principals while the filming took place at Wickham Manor Farm. Trailer You can see a preview trailer: more »

Medival Port of Winchelsea Project

During April a team from the Centre for Marine Archaeology at University of Southampton carried out a successful 3 days of field work in Winchelsea using a variety of electronic means and coring to examine the port area of Winchelsea below the town. This area has been poorly studied up to now as the main focus has been on the preserved medieval more »

Our favourite magazine article

We have had a review in “Wonen Landelijke Stylije” magazine from Holland. It is a magazine that we love to read ourselves and has wonderful interior design ideas, so if you ever see it buy a copy as even if you cannot read Flemish, the its worth it just for the pictures.  

St Thomas Church Winchelsea

Winchelsea Cellar Tours 2014

A tour round the historic medieval cellars of Winchelsea led by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society. Tours cost £5 a head and start at 2pm at Castle Street and last 90 minutes. Guidebooks are provided . To book a place call 01797 224446 or email tours@winchelsea.net. Tours are run on the following dates: April: Sun 20th, May: Sun 4th and Sat more »

Was the Battle of Hastings fought near Winchelsea?

Went to an interesting talk about the Battle of Hastings given by Kathleen Tyson to celebrate the launch of her new book in St Thomas’s Church at Winchelsea. “The Carmen and the Conquest: A spirited translation of the earliest account of the Norman Conquest”- by Bishop Guy d’Amiens  (Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1483959546) The author has written her book by using the first ever more »

Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens – 14th September

Strand House is opening its garden to visitors as part of the National Garden Scheme’s – Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens on the 14th September from 1pm – 5.30pm. We will be serving tea and cake  to visitors in the garden. The other gardens that are open on the same day: King’s Leap Sat 14 Sept (1-5.30) Magazine House Open all dates Periteau House Open more »

Great picture

A great picture of our bee hives behind the pictorial meadow that we planted last year. Tom took this picture yesterday while he was repairing the garden paths. We are opening the garden in September with some others in Winchelsea to support the local hospice St Mary’s in Hastings (http://www.stmichaelshospice.org/). The Winchelsea Garden Society does this a couple of times more »