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!
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
A brief checklist of past developments follows, with hyperlinks to the current site:
2009 and 2010
2018 and 2019
5 April 2020
site created covering membership, meetings, excursions, etc
launch of first 100 pages of city history
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