Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Do Kent have the Key to promotion?

The first day of Kent's Division two season started at Canterbury today. Kent won the toss and Rob Key surprisingly elected to field.

Northants captain Nicky Boje hit an unbeaten 77 as his side made 268-5. It was slow going, but the sun was pleasant as were the surroundings. Above James Hockley avoids one of Boje's rare attacking shots.

The Herring Gulls on the pavilion roof found ways of keeping entertained.

About seven miles from Canterbury is the tiny Hamlet of Womenswold. Here the small 14th Century church is another dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch. It sits on a small grassy mound and is without fence or wall.

The church is unusual, in having no side aisles and a large Chancel, where services are usually held. The PCC is working on a scheme to replace the Victorian choir stalls with chairs to make a more comfortable space for worship, as well as improving access.

There are two services a month, including a sung Eucharist when the choir from Barham join the congregation.
Next to the Church this picture book thatched cottage, named "The Cottage" caught my eye.


Kingsdowner said...

Amazing that the cricket season has started in good weather.
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Tony Morris said...

Hi Steve,
It looks good, thanks.