1927 Tour 007

On leaving Rye for New Romney, the marsh road leads to the seaside route for Hythe, where a left turning follows the cliffs to Folkestone, Dover, and up the hill past the castle to the old ports of Deal and Sandwich, both picturesque aggregations of of weathered brickwork, shewing gables and other features attributable to the influence of the Dutchmen and Flemings who, long ago, settled in this breezy, open country of Kent.  Near the colourful gatehouse of Sandwich the Canterbury road turns inland.  At the village of Wingham, lanes deviate to the right through a chain of little country places, all worth seeing – Ickham, Wickhambreaux, Fordwich, and Sturry.  From the last-named village the city of the shrine of Thomas a Becket is quickly gained.

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