Canterbury, The Kent War Memorial 1924

Memories 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 (...Read full memory)

St John's Hospital is home to 35 elderly people. 24 live in the older part. There are 6 houses each holding 4 flats. House six can be seen in the photo, it stands alongside the hospital chapel. The chapel is used twice a week by the residents. Beyond the chapel and graveyard are two more modern buildings, St (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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