According to my friend the Judge, the Rank Organization- which was filming Dr Syn on location- painted the box pews in Old Romney Church a pale pink because the white paint dazzled the camera. When filming was over Rank offered to restore the original colour but the parishioners asked them not to because the pink was so lovely- as it is. Apart from the pink paint Old Romney church looks as if no-one has touched it since the 18th century.
We came to Old Romney at the end of an afternoon spent bimbling about in the Marsh. The weather was as fine as it ever is in February. There was water in the fields but the roads were clear.