Garden day at Winchelsea Beach
Had a nice outing on Saturday to visit a selection of gardens at Winchelsea Beach, open in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Philosopher and I have walked there many times and admired the houses, and this was our chance to get beyond the garden gates...
|Ferryman's Cottage - Rye|
|Boatyard in Rye|
The houses at Winchelsea Beach, tucked away down unmade tracks radiating inland from the sea, are interesting. Like Dungeness along the coast, they were first built on the shingle in the inter-war period, often as holiday homes. Many used old railway carriages. Sadly, many of the quaint old wooden buildings are being demolished and being replaced by modern constructions. See the old and new below.
|Old railway carriage - we did look at this garden|
|Another railway carriage|
The first was artistic - the lady was a potter and jewellery maker. I could do this with my huge collection of stones with holes....
The remaining gardens were all closer to the sea, on the shingle. One was a wonderful jungly tropical oasis - the bloke had painstakingly created it over thirty years..
|Amazing jungle on shingle|
|Hard to believe this is on shingle....|