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CHAS NEWS

 

The COVID Pandemic has forced the society to cancel this year's summer excursion, to cancel the centenary competitions and to defer the start of next season's lecture programme until 2021.  However there are plenty of new images and information on the CHAS website including an extensive series of new web pages on building stones (click on "Building Stones" above).

 

In March the "Finding Eanswythe Project", which included members from the Canterbury Archaeologoical Trust and Christchurch University, announced that human remains within a lead container at a church in Folkestone were almost certainly those of Saint Eanswythe.

 

Also there is plenty of interest on other sites for lovers of Canterbury and its history.   While Canterbury Cathedral is closed to visitors, the visits department has organised a series of podcasts that provide fascinating insight and information on its architecture, history and characters.

 

For a wonderful account of stories associated with 5 different tombs in the cathedral click on "Tomb Raiders"

 

For a moving account of Canterbury Cathedral and World War 1 click on "World War 1"

 

To find out more about the mysterious dark entry click on "Dark Entry"

 

To enjoy the stunning architecture of the central tower of the cathedral click on "Bell Harry Tower"

 

To hear why one volunteer fell in love with the cathedral click on "Volunteer"

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                     

 

 

 

 

News Update Spring 2020

 

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