Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

Work begins at Slatters Hotel

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At last we are on site at Slatters Hotel in St Margaret’s Street - the beginning of a 6-month excavation in a part of Canterbury known to be packed with archaeology.

Back in 1982, during the excavation beneath the present Marlowe Arcade, a small trench was excavated in the adjacent Slatters Hotel yard. Traces of the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval town were revealed. Part of the Roman theatre used to be visible in one of the cellars of the hotel – described by Professor Frere who discovered the theatre as a ‘magnificent portion of wall’ – so we have high hopes for what might be revealed in the coming months.

Watch the excavation



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