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Annual Report 1984–1985

Annual Report 1984–1985 [PDF 1520KB] [LOOK INSIDE at] Excavation 1. St Martin’s Hill, Canterbury 2. Cemetery Gate, St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury 3. Almonry Gate, St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury 4. 19 Stour Street, Canterbury 5. Wiltshier’s Yard, No. 76 Stour Street, Canterbury 6. Crundale Limeworks 7. All Saints’ Church, West Stourmouth 8. 41–44 Burgate and […]

Annual Report 1976–1977

Annual Report 1976–1977 [PDF 400KB] [LOOK INSIDE at] 1. Highstead, near Chislet 2. 77–79 Castle Street, Canterbury 3. Rosemary Lane Car Park, Canterbury Castle 4. The Old Palace, Bekesbourne OUT OF PRINT

Summer outings
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It’s June! The sun is out (today at least), the strawberries are ripening and it’s time for garden parties, fetes and pageants.  Here are three local events where you can catch up with the Trust, handle some finds or have a Litte Dig. First up is Charing Village Fete and Flower Show on Saturday 22nd […]

Roman Lympne
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Dr Steven Willis from the University of Kent is the next guest speaker in the Friends’ lecture series. He is going to talk on ‘Roman Lympne: context, new research and questions’. Short lived, fragmented, robbed, descending a now undulating slope and on private land, the late Roman shore fort at Lympne is not easily visited […]

Meet the Archaeologist workshops for international schools

Meet the Archaeologist In partnership with Canterbury Museums we run a Meet the Archaeologist workshop for international secondary school groups in the spacious Learning Lab at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in the centre of Canterbury. Students from Germany, Japan, France and the Netherlands have all seen, handled and heard about local discoveries […]

St James, Dover

You can follow us for regular updates on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Jump down page to Woolcomber Street dig Russell Street Dig: News bulletin 6 After 215 days in the field, it’s finally all over. We pulled the last digger out of their hole at 5.30 on Sunday night. In true archaeological style, the last few days […]

Festival Walks
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As usual our Friends group is offering daily (sometimes twice daily) walks during the Canterbury Festival.  These walks are a major fund-raiser for the trust and we are most grateful to those who have agreed to lead them.  If you want to come you must buy tickets in advance through the festival bookings – bearing in mind […]


Leaflets Originally produced by the Trust in the 1980s when the Director was Tim Tatton-Brown and John Bowen was the draughtsman and in charge of Building Recording. Some of these popular leaflets are now available to download and we hope to add more as time goes by. The Archbishop’s Palace The Westgate St Margaret’s Church […]

Boat 1550 BC: the replica boat moves from France to Belgium
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It seems only yesterday that the international exhibition ‘Beyond the Horizon: Societies of the Channel and North Sea 3,500 years ago’ opened in the medieval château-musée in Boulogne-sur-Mer. But on 6th November 2012 the exhibition closed after a hugely successful four-month run that attracted over 14,700 visitors. But this was not the end of the […]

Case studies

Repairs and refurbishment A full archaeological survey of Little Bursted Farm (CA03-04), Upper Hardres was commissioned in order to inform refurbishment. The building had fallen into considerable disrepair and a full survey was requested by Canterbury City Council. The building proved to be a splendid example of a small, timber-framed, open hall farmhouse that remarkably […]