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Canterbury Journey update
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Anyone walking through the cathedral grounds over the past eighteen months or so is likely to have noticed archaeologists amongst those working on the Canterbury Journey landscaping scheme. The core team of Phil Mayne and Frances Morgan has been busy in the South Precincts since February 2018, with other archaeologists joining them during more intense […]

Canterbury Festival Walks
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The Festival programme is out and nestled on pages 43 to 45 you’ll find details of twenty fascinating Festival Walks. The Friends are the main providers of the walks, running t wo-thirds of those on offer. Once again, the list includes a ‘virtual walk’ for those of limited mobility.  If you haven’t yet obtained a […]

Burglary update
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Raymond Roberts, a 37-year-old Canterbury man, has been jailed for handling goods stolen during the January 2018 burglaries at our store at Kingsmead. Kent Police issued a statement yesterday. Roberts was arrested by police on two occasions and found to have a total of 31 stolen items from the stores on his person. These included […]

Good news!
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We are very pleased to announce that late last week, officers from Kent Police, accompanied by members of staff from Canterbury Archaeological Trust, recovered a large quantity of stolen artefacts and other items from a derelict property on Military Road, Canterbury. Most, if not all, of the estimated 2000 archaeological finds stolen from our Kingsmead […]

Bursary applications open soon
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It’s chilly now, but spring IS coming and with it the opening of applications for the Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History and Archaeology in Kent Schools. Teachers at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend, winners of the 2017 bursary, are currently developing a local history project with their pupils based on the First World […]

Medieval Canterbury Weekend – book now!
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Medieval Canterbury Weekend brings eminent scholars and popular historians to Canterbury, a place of international significance in the medieval world. In 2016, this series of talks and guided visits brought over a thousand people together to share their love of all things medieval. The weekend is hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University and organised by the Centre […]

St Albans Cathedral – update
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The excavation of the ‘Monks Graveyard’ on the east side of the cathedral has now revealed nine burials probably dating to the twelfth century. The burials are characterised by graves which are anthropomorphic (shaped in the silhouette of a human body) and the buried individuals would have been tightly wrapped in a shroud, as was the […]

Slatters Hotel, Canterbury

Slatters Hotel, St Margaret’s Street Work has now started at the former Slatters Hotel site. After a period of machine work, during which the modern levels were removed, a team of archaeologists is now excavating the archaeological sequence. We know that the site is going to contain some remarkable remains – the Roman theatre lies […]

Lost abbot is found
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A week or so back one of the burials being excavated at St Albans yielded an exciting find – a papal bulla, then a second and then a third! Since then, research by experts at the cathedral has revealed the identity of the occupant of the grave. Read the story on the project blog of Alban Britain’s […]

Monks’ Cemetery, St Albans Cathedral

Monks’ Cemetery, St Albans Cathedral Excavations within the angle of the presbytery and south-east transept of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans were undertaken from August 2017 to early February 2018. Watching brief work on the installation of new services will be undertaken over the coming months. The works are in advance of […]