The Barbican, built in the 14th Century, and the Toll Bridge.
Looking towards the Toll Bridge from the Quay at sunset.
The Quay from the Toll Bridge, before the flood defences were built.
A year after I started working in the old Library the 'new' Library opened in 1973, in its present position in Market Street. It is fair to say that I have spent most of my working life in Sandwich, even though I have left and come back to the Library a few times!
Looking up river, in the general direction of Canterbury.
Looking down river towards the Toll Bridge.
'The Matthew' visited the town in 2012, this is an exact replica of John Cabot's ship, in which he sailed to America in 1497. The ship is only 80 feet long, weighs 50 tons, and was crewed by just 19 men in very cramped conditions. The voyage took 50 days and the ship is believed to have landed in Newfoundland.
Over the years I have collected a large number of photos of the town, this blog is the first of a series on the town, which will hopefully show just how unique Sandwich really is.
The new flood defence work on the Quay, a lovely place to visit :)
Fisher Gate, looking through to The Quay.