We visited St-Nicholas-at-Wade one Sunday because the biennial open gardens event (lots of red there which I posted photos of yesterday) was on and I wanted to see the secret underground chapel which is in someone’s house. We didn’t see many of the gardens because it was hot, muggy and there were lots of people milling about in a small space and we wanted to get home for a nice cup of tea and a quick look round Littlebourne’s open garden event (nothing like being nosy in your own neighbourhood).
Anyway, St-Nicholas-at-Wade is supposed to refer to the way that sailors had to wade across to the sea shore. (St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors.) I was quite astonished to see how busy the flower festival was (even busier than Wingham’s scarecrow trail) so we decided to look in the church and the chapel and revisit in 2009!
We got to the bottom of the steps to see the most amazing underground chapel. The flash on my camera over illuminated things because it was very dark down there but you’ll have to take it from me that it was Amazing!