Link to the Past was held at the Powell-Cotton Museum on Sunday the 10th of February. Bringing together many groups from Thanet and Kent who are involved in preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Thanet and the rest of Kent. Stands and displays that displayed the work of the groups, or each of the historic sites, were threaded through the amazing galleries of the museum.
Many people braved the threatened snow to find out how they can get involved in history, archaeology and genealogy; or visit and support some of the heritage attractions of the region.
Four fascinating talks were held over the day, on the role of Quex House in World War One, Kent’s underground sites, how a family love story was discovered in the National archives and the archaeology of the Quex Park Estate.
The Trust for Thanet Archaeology stand held our handling collection of artefacts representative of the long prehistory of Kent and of the Isle of Thanet. In another gallery we had our children’s activities with a collection of historic costumes, dig boxes and a chance to try out archaeological recording techniques on a skeleton.
It was a great privilege for the Trust to to have been able to work in partnership with Powell-Cotton Museum to facilitate Link to the Past, and help showcase the great range and depth of Heritage and history in Thanet and Kent and bring this community together for the event.