Sandwich Local History Society
Lectures & Talks
A road sign near Sandwich
Sandwich is much more than the place that gave its name to the “meat between two slices of bread” that John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, reputedly requested more than 250 years ago.
Sandwich still has many original medieval buildings, old town walls, Norman churches, almshouses, the unique Delf water supply, the working White Mill and although no longer a major port, the river Stour quayside.
Bringing local history lessons alive for young students
Local history is back on the school curriculum and the Sandwich Local History Society is keen to encourage youngsters such as these pupils of Sandwich Junior School to explore the subject on their door step – the most complete medieval town in England, Sandwich.
From the British Film Institute -
A 9 minute Film made in 1934 "Curiosities of Sandwich" - a delicious portrait of Sandwich, photographed by Fred Ford.