CANTERBURY HISTORICAL 

& ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (CHAS)

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Current developments

 

With invaluable inputs from Joyce Ainsley, Jeremy Dunhill, and Sue Chambers, recent months have seen major extensions in the ‘Street scenes’ section of the site – in particular regarding coal hole covers, door knockers, fanlights, old street names, and weathervanes.

 

Under guidance and authorship of Geoff Downer, work has been in hand for over a year on Cathedral building stones.  For over 30 building stones, this new Section provides descriptions of the stones, examples of where to find them in the cathedral, and an A/Z index of memorials.  These pages were released for public viewing at end March 2020.

 

The new pages also include coverage of the objects to be seen in the Kent War Memorial garden - all 10 of them.  In addition, we have added items to the index to other items to be found in the Precincts.  Finally, don't miss the results of our recent research on the Dean Farrar memorial lamp post - in print here for the first time!

 

 

Basic counts

 

number of site visitors             800-900 per day (based on Moonfruit counts)

size of site (MB)                         594 MB

number of pages                      889

number of images                    3202

 

 

Past progress

 

A brief checklist of past developments follows, with hyperlinks to the current site:

 

2009 and 2010

2011            

2012                                        

2013                                        

2014

                                         

2014

2014  

2015                            

2015                                        

2015

                                     

2017                                                                                    

2018 and 2019

2020                        

 

 

DL

5 April 2020

 

Notebook News - April 2020

 

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site created covering membership, meetings, excursions, etc

launch of first 100 pages of city history

new sections on Street Scenes and on the Cathedral

new section on Research topics

won Hayes award for best writing on Canterbury history

 

new section on oral history

reproduction of Canterbury Times articles (to 2016)

major re-formatting of site for ipads and tablets

reproduction of booklets on St Alphege local history trails

reproduction of past Society publications

 

new section on city Architecture

extension of various sections in Street Scenes

public release of Geoff Downer's pages on cathedral Building Stones