For the past week, I have been trying to find an image following a conversation I had with my friend Debs of Travel with Intent
We were looking at photographs in an exhibition, and I said “that’s Fairfield church”, and a check of the title confirmed it….and she always professes to be impressed with my memory! I promised to find my image of the place, and this is where the trouble started. I was convinced I had scanned the slide in, but a trawl through the archives proved fruitless. Then I searched the section of my slide cabinet for Kent. Nothing, Nada, Nichts….yikes. I KNEW I had seen it when I was thinning out my possessions when I moved.
Last week, I said to myself “in the grand scheme of things, this is not important”….. but still it bugged me. So this morning, I set to systematically searching the slide cabinet….and after only three sections, I found it! Yippee…misfiled!
To my amazement, it is 30 years almost to the week since I visited the place, after seeing a monochrome image in the late Fay Godwin’s ‘Land’.
So here are two images of St Thomas a Beckett’s church at Fairfield, in it’s remote spot on Romney Marsh, surrounded by water courses and sheep:
Sadly, I never thought to get closer, and see the interior.