Between 1977 and 2002 Canterbury Urban Studies Centre and Canterbury Environment Centre published around 30 guides and city trails describing various aspects of Canterbury's past. Both organisations were based in St Alphege church.
Between them they produced 14 titles in the 'Trails' series, and a further 16 titles outside the main series. All are now out of print and many are difficult (a few impossible) to find through normal second hand sources. Many contain information that is not readily available in other printed or on line sources.
CHAS is scanning a selection of these publications for uploading to the CHAS website as PDFs. In this way a new generation of readers and researchers can have access to this unique resource. These files can be downloaded without charge.
Use the link button in the right margin to see a full list of these publications:
Scans now available as PDF files are listed below - click to download:
‘na’ indicates no author specified; ‘nd’ indicates publication date known
TRAIL 1 (na) (1977) Canterbury Walls and gates
TRAIL 2 (na) (1996) Pilgrimage to the cathedral
TRAIL 3 Woodman, Francis (1980) The Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral
TRAIL 4 Butler, John and Simpson, Caroline (1993) Riverside walks in Canterbury
TRAIL 6 Woodman, Francis (1995) Canterbury America Trail
TRAIL 7 Cohn-Sherbok, Dan (1992) Jewish Canterbury
TRAIL 8 Fisher, Margaret and Simpson, Caroline (1993) Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury
TRAIL 9 Bateman, Audrey (2001) Castle Street, Canterbury
TRAIL 10 Utting, David (1997) A Medieval Trail of Canterbury
TRAIL 11 na (1998) The Charles Dickens Connection
TRAIL 12 (na) (1998) Through the Westgate
TRAIL 13 (na) (nd) An Industrial Trail Through Canterbury
TRAIL 14 Crabtree, Derek (2002) Canterbury Churches Trail
TRAIL 15 na, Streetwise, nd
Pope, Anne (1992) Living in St Stephen's 60-80 years ago
Scoffham, Stephen (1993) Houses in Canterbury
Bateman, Audrey (2001) Palace Street Historical Guide