What's On on Romney Marsh
Events July 2022
Time: 2pm to 4pm Every Saturday
Martello Tower No.24
Martello Tower No.24 plans to re-open in April 2022, observing the Government Covid-19 protocols in force at the time. Bespoke visits for small groups may be possible before then. Find out more
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along built along the south coast of England between 1805 and 1812, to resist the threatened French invasion.
74 Martello Towers were built on the Kent and Sussex coast, with Martello Tower No.24 considered to be the best surviving example, being closest to its original condition and it can be seen as it was when occupied by the military in 1806.
The tower has been restored to its original design and layout with almost all of the original tower still in place. Martello Tower No.24 is only one of 3 of the 74 built that is open to the public.
The tower contains almost all of the features of the original design including brickwork, front and parapet doors, window openings, fireplaces, ventilation shafts, the original 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform, parapet shot lockers, hauling rings, replica gunpowder barrels, and replica 'Brown Bess' muskets.
You can find out more by visiting the Martello24.net website
JAM on the Marsh
JAM on the Marsh 2022 will run from 7 to 17 July 2022 in venues across Romney Marsh. Events will include music, exhibitions, children’s events, theatrical performances, poetry recitals and a churches tour. There will be something for everyone! Details will be released in May 2022, so please check our Events page regularly!
JAM on the Marsh is an annual multi-art festival built around Kent’s magnificent Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches. Each year JAM on the Marsh crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney. The Marsh churches are true beacons of culture and history; they are the heart of the festival.
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The Romney Marsh Morris at the Britannia Inn at Dungeness
It's fish and chips by the sea as The Romney Marsh Morris bring our unique brand of "entertainment" to the wonderful Britannia Inn from 12.30pm.
The 13th Romney Marsh 10K
This popular 10k race returns for the twelfth time and, as usual, is organised by Nice Work on behalf of the Romney Marsh Rotary Club.
The race, which includes a Wheelchair 10k race and Children's race, is now firmly established as a 'must do' race on the local running calendar and the event always gets great feedback.
The course uses the flat tarmac country lanes around the pretty Kent town of New Romney and because it is pancake flat, its perfect for those looking to establish PB's - but the race isn't just for speedy runners. The race is great for runners of all abilities, from seasoned athletes to beginners, with those new to running made particularly welcome.
The race is held under UK Athletic Rules and also carries a certificate of course accuracy.
The race carries a £50 cash prize for the first man and first lady plus there are awards and prizes for leading runners - all finishers will receive a medal.
Time: 11am to 3pm
Sound Mirrors Open Day
You can gain exclusive access to the island at Lade Pits in Dungeness, Kent. Nestled on this island, you will discover the three spectacular relics of a pre-World War 2 acoustic aerial defence system, built to sound the alarm against enemy planes crossing the channel. Their secretive island retreat is the only location in the world where you can see all three designs in one place.
From 11am to 3pm, explore the mysteries of the listening dishes, talk to your friends and family from each end of the great 200ft curved wall and imagine what it would have been like to hear the engine sounds from approaching aircraft in years gone by.
There are limited tickets for each event, so grab yours early. However, if you don’t manage to get tickets for one event, don’t panic - there are plenty more dates to choose from. Please note that we are only accepting pre-booked tickets and are unable to accept drop-in visits on the day if we are at capacity, due to health and safety reasons. Free entry for children under 5.
Book online here.
New Romney Country Fayre
New Romney Country Fayre. Find out more at theromneymarsh.net/countryfayre