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Canterbury - Then and Now

The aim of this site is to bring back some of those memories of Canterbury how it used to be before the the tourists and shoppers arrived !

I was born in Canterbury in 1966 and can remember much of the town as it was in the early 70s.  We lived in Albert Road, just off Lower Chancery Lane where we caught the number 25 bus from there down to the stop outside Jones' shoe shop every weekday morning.  We walked the rest of the way to the Methodist school adjacent to Black Griffin Lane.

What this site will bring you is views of those forgotten days of the City and comparisons of how they look today.

Canterbury is still a fantastic City but in my opinion that old atmosphere that it had, one of a small provincial market town has long gone.  It is now a shopping centre.

I would like to hear from anyone who can remember the bits I can't !  For instance...do you remember the Co-op where Wilkinson  is, opposite Riceman's ?  (Sorry, I refuse to call it Fenwick's!)    Next door to the Co-op was a wallpaper shop, then Tesco then the old Clocktower shops which have long since been replaced.  Then cross the road to David Greig the grocers....

I hope you enjoy your visit and please sign the guestbook and let me have your memories too !

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