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THE BOOKS OF POSTERS

The Society is pleased to present its five volumes of all the Heritage Hythe ‘On this Site’ posters that were displayed across the Town during August 2021.  These volumes, in PDF format, are free to download for our members.  In addition to the 2021 displayed material, they contain added pieces from a number of contributors containing personal reflections on Hythe.

We hope you enjoy browsing through this vast guide to Hythe’s past. If there is sufficient interest and demand, the Society will consider publishing the work in hard copy format, please let us know your thoughts using our Contact Page.

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Volume 1

The High Street

At approximately 727 metres long (or 795 yards if you prefer) the High Street - Red Lion Square at its western end to the East Street roundabout - is virtually a continuous run of retail, commercial and public premises, with presently a comparatively small number of ground level residential properties..

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Volume 2

Church Hill Walk Trail

With the parish church of St. Leonard's at its heart, much of this trail covers the medieval core of Hythe. Consequently, the area contains some of the town's oldest buildings.
Just as its ancient passageways are steep, this area is steeped in local history.

Church Hill or Clyme Hill as it was originally known, was once the main thoroughfare from Hythe harbour through the town to the north and on to Canterbury..

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Volume 3

Fisherman's Beach Walk trail

Covering the western half of the southern part of the town between the Canal and the beachfront, this is the longest of the individual trails. It contains many interesting and varied features. Historically, this area was once Hythe Harbour or Haven with a number of access channels to the sea.

During the Roman and Sub-Roman periods the harbour and the town were further westwards, at West Hythe..

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Volume 4

Ladies' Walk Trail

Covering the eastern half of the southern part of the town from the canal this is a pleasant walk through recreational areas to the beachfront. The trail returns to the town via Twiss Road where across the busy East Street/Seabrook Road stands the Bell Inn, another of Hythe’s old public houses.

Once part of Hythe’s harbour this area was largely unpopulated until Victorian times and the
advent of the railway.

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Volume 5

Red Lion Walk Trail

This comparatively short trail nevertheless contains many interesting features.

The Red Lion public house, standing on the edge of Red Lion Square, is a very familiar feature of Hythe and one of the first older landmarks visitors to the town from the west will see. However, it has not always been known as Red Lion Square, as during the late 18th and the 19th centuries it was called Market Square, where a regular livestock market was held.

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