The Changing Riverside – Bingley Island

Bingley Island picture by Dick Vane-Wright

One of the water ways around Bingley Island

Bingley Island’s history is of a piece of riverside land, a meadow, first recorded in the year AD814. In some respects you could say this place has hardly changed in that 1200 year history – it is still a meadow, probably with a similar range of plants as it had back then.


But in other ways it has changed a lot, because of where it is. Riverside land is always in a dynamic process of change – affected by both natural processes and human intervention over time.


Follow the links below to find out more:


The Land Within a River (old maps and paintings)


Audio file of text on the ‘Bingley Island’ panel


Canterbury City Council HLF