Sandwich Guildhall

Sandwich Guildhall, built in 1579, holds the administration offices of the Town Clerk as well as an extensive library containing significant historical archival material relating to the history of Sandwich and Kent. The Guildhall Museum charts the town’s past from early medieval times with illustrated panels and artefacts dating back to the 13th century, including photographs of the nearby port of Richborough (a vital supply route during WW1). The Roll of Honour covers obituaries published in the East Kent Mercury during WW1 and the paper’s circulation in the local area.

Further information can be found at:http://www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk/guildhall/museum.htm

Opening times: 1 April – 30 November: Tues, Weds, Fri & Sat 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00, Thurs & Sun 14.00 – 16.00

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The artists working with Sandwich Guildhall are Tania McCormack and Rob McDonald. To follow their project please click on the orange –  blue bar.

Monoprinting

Some monoprints which will go into our final screen printed book depicting a German Soldier, Gasmask and Zeplin bombing Ramsgate.  We are attempting to follow the Year on Year Time Line showing the events [...]

Initial page layout experiments…

Here are a few images of drawings, monoprints and collages experimenting with our book layout.

War Art

  Excellent documentary presented by Eddie Redmayne on ITV last week.  Both really inspired by the work shown by Paul Nash and William Kennington, it is helping us develop a pallette for Silk Screen.  [...]

Work in progress…

Work for the concertina book is slowly coming together.  We are working on making drawings of certain events to create a timeline of events. Some of these drawings will be silkscreened after the layout [...]

Sandwich River Bus

We recently had the pleasure of going on a River tour in Sandwich with the wonderful Captain Colin Carr.  We wanted to see remains of The Port of Richborough from the water and find [...]

Sandwich Guildhall artefacts

On our last visit Ray drew us some maps on our visit explaining where we can find remnants of pill boxes left in the landscape around sandwich. We also were able to open the [...]

Drawings from The Guildhall

We have made two visits to The Guildhall recently and are gathering images and stories from the museums collection of artefacts and archives. Our aim at the moment is to make drawings of artefacts [...]

Drawing in Deal

I spent a Saturday morning at Deal Town Hall with Marcia Teusink and Rosie James drawing WWI re-enactors Andrew and Muriel Morgan in period costume. A really lovely workshop and a great way to [...]

The Port of Richborough

Images from Kent history Forum website. kenthistoryforum.co.uk

Our First visit to The Guildhall Museum In Sandwich

On our first visit to the museum we met with John and Ray who gave us a guided tour of the museum.  The Guildhall is a small museum  full of wonderful artefacts. Straight away we were both really [...]