|For most of this time, the charity has given
bread and cheese on Easter Monday to the needy of the Parish.
Gradually, tracks became established and the clearings
were enlarged for houses and crops. Eventually the village
Centrex developed as a trading point where several tracks
met and the first church was probably built there. In order
to provide some footing in the mud of the old droves, causeways
of Bethersden Marble were eventually laid by the Tudor clothiers
for their pack horses.
Remains of theses can still be seen, not only on the village
pavement, but also where footpaths cross woods and fields.