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The Ossuary at St Leonard’s Church

28 October 2021 | 5:00 pm
St Leonard’s Church, Hythe

A talk exploring Hythe’s hidden black history by Ann Petrie, author of The Story of Kent. The ossuary in St Leonard’s church, Hythe, holds the bones of about 1500-2000 people. About four years ago, an expert carried out a small study of fifty skulls and found that two had a feature which identified them as likely to be of African origin. How did they arrive here?


Talk by Brinley Hughes & Mike Pearson. Facilitated by Anne Petrie, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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