This is the last selection of photos from our trip to this lovely old town. On this occasion, I have included three photos of more modern buildings in the town. Given the great age of most of the houses and public buildings there, the term ‘modern, is used advisedly.
From 1916 until 1928, The East Kent Road Car Company operated buses in and around the town. They provided a service to the nearby city of Canterbury, and to coastal towns such as Ramsgate, and Deal. This quaint little building served as both the ticket office, and public waiting room, and has been left in its original place, though somewhat abandoned to nature.
The wonderful Art Deco edifice of the Empire Cinema has stood since 1937. At night, it is still illuminated by the original green neon strip-lights outside. The cinema continues to operate to this day, showing mainstream films, as well as hosting a regular film club, for art-house screenings. I love this place, but couldn’t manage to get a photo of it without parked cars, as it is on a busy junction.
Bordering the river, heading west, modern houses have been constructed next to the pedestrian walkway. In keeping with the nearby architecture, they have been made to resemble boat houses, so fit in well with their surroundings. You can also see some house boats moored alongside.
So that is the end of our trip to Sandwich. If you ever find yourself in Kent, I can highly recommend a day trip to this fascinating ancient town. There is much to see and do there, and you will definitely not have a wasted journey.