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YOU can learn about the rich and fascinating history of Reculver at a talk being given at the site’s visitor centre tomorrow (Sunday, March 22).

Best known for the striking 12th-century towers that tower over the area, thousands of people visit Reculver Country Park every year to enjoy its history, wildlife and fresh air.

Perhaps not everyone knows that the Romans established a settlement at Reculver in the first century, building a fort in the third century.

Some 400 years later, a Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded on the site and over time this evolved into a parish church, which in the 12th century saw the addition of the iconic twin towers.

They were spared when much of the church was demolished in 1805 to provide stone for a new church at nearby Hillborough, still standing proud today.

Beyond the wonderful history, the marine habitat and cliff-top grassland provide a home to many species of plants and animals, while fossil-hunters have made some extraordinary finds here.

If you would like to find out more, Kent Wildlife Trust is holding an illustrated talk on tomorrow (Sunday) at 11.30am.

Places are limited, so you are advised to book through Reculver Visitor Centre on 01227 740676.

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