Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scadbury Manor Open Day

This weekend there's a chance to visit an archaeological site and nature reserve at Chislehurst in the borough of Bromley. Orpington and District Archaeological Society are hosting open days on September 12 & 13th 2009 (2.00 to 4.30 pm) at the remains of the Scadbury moated manor, within Scadbury Nature Reserve.

Scadbury was the country pad of Sir Thomas Walsingham, the favourite wine merchant of Queen Elizabeth I. It was also the birthplace of Sir Francis Walsingham, her spy master general. The warrant for the arrest of the playwright Christopher Marlowe was raised at Scadbury in 1593, shortly before he was murdered in Deptford. Marlowe is known to have stayed at Scadbury.

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