Heritage Open Days

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Again this year the Canterbury Society is responsible, at the request of Canterbury City Council, for the organisation of the  Heritage Open Days.  This year the event runs from  Wednesday 8th September through to Sunday 11th September.  So far nearly twenty venues have  kindly agreed to open their doors, either for…

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ANNUAL REPORT ON THE YEAR 2015-16

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Current issues with which we are concerned The Local Plan and the New Developments planned for the City The Canterbury Society has from the start opposed the plan to build 15,000 houses across the district and 4000 houses in on the Mountfield site in south Canterbury. However, if these plans…

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Love where you live on Civic Day

Over 30 volunteers got together on Saturday to clear litter from the Kingsmead and St Radigund’s area of Canterbury. The volunteers came mainly from the Canterbury Society and the Friends of Kingsmead Field, and the event took place on Civic Day, a nation-wide initiative organized by Civic Voice, when community…

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Marlowe Museum project

The Canterbury Society , supporting the Marlowe Museum project,  would like to advertise a small exhibition on Christopher Marlowe being displayed in the Eastbridge Hospital,  from 1st June to 6th July from 1000-1600 each day. Volunteers to act as stewards for the short two hour shifts would be extremely welcome, and…

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Canterbury Society Guided Visit To Rochester

Canterbury Society Guided Visit To Rochester, on Friday 8th July. The Rochester Society has kindly invited members of the Canterbury Society to visit their city and has offered to show us round some of the most interesting buildings. In particular we will visit Restoration House (described by Simon Jenkins as…

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River Litter Pick: 10.00 am on Saturday 18 June – Civic Day

River Litter Pick: 10.00 am on Saturday 18 June – Civic Day The Canterbury Society River Litter pick is a popular event, which begins with getting into the river in waders, or litter picking along the banks, and ends with free beer and soft drinks for all the litter pickers.…

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Talk on “Creating Beauty In My Back Yard (BIMBY)”

Talk on “Creating Beauty In My Back Yard (BIMBY)”, by Chris Weatherburn of The Prince’s Foundation 7.30 pm on Wednesday 22 June, United Reformed Church, Watling Street BIMBY (Beauty In My Backyard) is a toolkit which has been used by communities up and down the country to ensure that their…

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New Design in the Historic Centre of Canterbury

A talk by Dr Nikos Karydis at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 1st June at the Friends Meeting House, The Friars. The event will focus on some key questions for Canterbury.  How can cities such as ours achieve a sympathetic balance between old and new in the built environment?  How can the…

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Marlowe Museum project

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Committee member Diana Holbrook has been invited to represent the Canterbury Society on the Committee of the newly founded Marlowe Museum project. There is surprisingly no Marlowe Museum in the world, and it seems overdue that one should be set up in the city where Christopher Marlowe was born, and educated. …

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Design Awards: the winners

Last week many of you came to the ceremony for the first Canterbury Society Design Award.  However, some of those who could not be there have asked what happened at the event.  Who won the Awards?  Why did the judges choose the winners? The judges divided the nominations into three…

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