A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Canterbury, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Canterbury

Historic Maps of Canterbury and the local area.

Memories of Canterbury
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Read and share your memories of Canterbury itself or of a particular photo of Canterbury.

This picture is actually of All Saints Lane. My wife and I lived in the furthest timbered cottage from 1958 to around 1964. The cottage was originally two small cottages and as a consequence it had two stair cases each leading up to a single bedroom. It was a delightful place to live because it had a very small rear courtyard right on the river and just downstream of the ducking stool at The Weavers. Mr ...see more

There are several dating features on both this print and subsequent ones and inspection of the church today that suggest that the photograph is probably correctly dated at 1888.  The pews shown were installed in that year, replacing an earlier box version.  A memorial tablet on the wall in commemorating the life of a local lady who died in 1888 does not appear although it is present on ...see more