This is the point where the leat from the Mill on the Stour (still a working paper mill making tracing paper), rejoins the River. The video is taken from the original stretch of the cycle path near Chartham. This is known locally as 'Tumbling Bay', once used by local children as a place to swim (the river gets polluted further down by effluents from the mill & the quarrying above Horton & Milton). The risks of this are obvious, and a Boy Scout once rescued his friend, which earned him an award and his picture hung in the village school for many years. The opposite bank leading into Chartham was once known as 'Ship Field', because the remains of an ancient boat or barge was found in it. This has led local historians and archaeologists to the view that this is the site of a 'lost port' since the Stour was navigable as far as Wye in the early Medieval Period. Fordwich, on the other side of Canterbury was one of the famous 'cinque ports' in this period.

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