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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 June at Clewards Meadow, from 12.00 noon. Annie Partridge will be attending with Charing Palace Project with activities for children, including the Little Dig, and a selection of finds from our archive.

Next will be Canterbury’s ‘Medieval Pageant’ on 6th July. The pageant commemorates Henry II’s pilgrimage to Canterbury in 1174. It’s a colourful event with historical characters, local schools, community and re-enactment groups, giants, music and medieval mayhem all part of the day. In the past we have been outdoors at the castle, but this year we will be inside at St Paul’s Church, sharing the space with students and helpers from Canterbury Christ Church University.  To download your Medieval Pageant and Trail Booklet click here.

Take an evening stroll out to Chartham on Sunday 21st July and investigate ‘My place in time … Roman Canterbury’. St Mary’s Church will be open from 6pm where local Roman finds will be on display. There will be activities for children and at 7pm Jake Weekes will talk about the Roman town. Tickets for the event are £5 on the door, including wine. Children free and all proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church and Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

Do come and say hello!



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