Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

We were really pleased to hear that the Trust was to be awarded to Hayes Canterbury Award for 2016 to mark its fortieth anniversary.

“The Hayes Canterbury Award Committee met this morning and have unanimously decided to make the Award this year to the Trust, in this its fortieth year. This is in recognition of the Trust’s engagement with the local community through the 2016 exhibition at the Beaney, the Trust’s website and the many talks, walks and research publications produced over the past 4 decades, as well as all the work of the Trust in its archaeological digs and reports.
The award commemorates John Hayes, who was head of History at Canterbury Christ Church University until his death in 1980, and his wife Peggy, who died in 2011.”

Yesterday, Paul Bennett accepted the award on behalf of the Trust at a ceremony at the Sidney Cooper Gallery presided over by Cllr George Metcalfe, the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Canterbury.
John and Peggy Hayes Canterbury award