Richborough through the ages
23 March 2016
Richborough, near Sandwich, can boast a long and varied history. From its major importance as a Roman harbour and fort, an Anglo-Saxon and medieval settlement to a mystery port where 19,000 people worked to supply the Western Front in 1918. In 1939 it also became the home of the Kitchener Camp, which housed 4000 German Jewish refugees.
To celebrate and take a closer look at Richborough’s history, The Centre for Research in Kent History and Archaeology at Canterbury Christ Church University is holding a one day conference: Richborough through the Ages.
The conference takes place on Saturday, 25 June (Old Sessions House, North Holmes Campus 9.30am – 4.30pm) and will offer a fascinating insight into the importance of this now almost forgotten port, and the contribution it made to local and national history, politics and culture.
Tickets are priced at £10, £8 (unwaged) and free for Christ Church Students, and include morning and afternoon tea/coffee.
For further details and to book visit: www.canterbury.ac.uk/richborough