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Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3

Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3 These resources were developed by Sarah Martin, Director of Humanities at The Archbishop’s School, Canterbury. They are based on aspects of the History of Kent and were designed as a synoptic unit for pupils at the end of Key Stage 3 although they can […]


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 […]


Bronze Age boat in Whitstable
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The replica Bronze Age boat will be at Whitstable Harbour Day on Saturday (3rd August). Presented by Whitstable Maritime 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy bands • boat trips • marine environment • coracle building • lifeboats • coastguards • boating pool • frontier force • inshore-fisheries • model boats • steam train rides • […]


A Heritage Strategy for Canterbury District: have your say
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Public consultation on Canterbury City Council’s new draft Heritage Strategy for the district has begun. This from the council’s Newsroom: From the Cathedral city to the rural parishes and coastal towns, the Canterbury district boasts outstanding heritage. It is everywhere, playing an essential role in delivering economic prosperity, improving quality of life and building the […]


Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality (Key Stage 3)

Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3) These resources were produced by Year 9 students and staff at St John’s RC Comprehensive School, Gravesend.  As a starting point, students used the names on their local war memorial, carrying out research to produce […]


A face from the past
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Before the snows came, this beautifully carved corbel was found in the fill of a medieval oven or furnace – hence its dusting of orange! It possibly came from one of the early St Mary Bredin churches which were located nearby. The first church was built in timber in the late eleventh century. This was rebuilt in […]


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 […]


Watch the archaeologists
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Watch the excavation at Slatters Hotel as the team digs down. A viewing platform will be open to the public later on in the project. Camera 1  |  Camera 3 Tweet


Mystery of the rosary beads
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These blue glass beads were discovered in one of the graves excavated at St Albans and, as reported by BBCNews, they pose quite a puzzle. Tweet


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 […]