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Canterbury, Chaucer and the Cathedral (Part 1)

We spent many hours in Canterbury before we had to catch our late afternoon train back to London. Christine was fascinated by the ancient Cathedral. Even after severe culling, we have far too many views of interest we would like to share for one post. I will put up the city pictures on this one and the Cathedral views on one following.

The old Butter Market . . .

 

A river runs through Canterbury. It’s now contained and supports sight-seeing boat trips . .

 

Chaucer’s monument –We pilgrims come to see him now! . . .

. . . The base . . . (Hot metal type which I used to set by hand when I was an apprentice). . .

 

Bustling Tudor street . . .

 

Jo and the West gate of the old walled city

 

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Outside a Burgate restaurant where we had a nice lunch . .

 

Historical interest galore in this ancient city which was originally a Roman settlement . . .

 

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First sight of the beautiful Bell Tower.

END OF THE CITY TOUR . .

 

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