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From Paul Tritton,
Tel 01622 741198
‘A CANTERBURY TALE’ 60th anniversary walk
A guided walk to locations where key scenes for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Canterbury Tale were filmed in 1943 will set off from Chilham railway station at 12.15 pm on Sunday August 31.
The walk will be led by Paul Tritton, author of A Canterbury Tale – Memories of a Classic Wartime Movie and Steve Crook, founder of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society.
The main destination will be the hill overlooking Chilham where on the last Sunday in August 1943, Eric Portman, who played Thomas Colpeper, JP, and Sheila Sim (now Lady Attenborough), as Women’s Land Army girl Alison Smith, enacted their memorable ‘scene in the long grass.’
This was also the day on which American GI John Sweet, cast as Sgt Bob Johnson, US Army, joined the cast.
The walk’s route will also take in locations at Chilham Mill (where the ‘ battle on the river ‘ was fought) and Chilham village, and visit St Mary’s Parish Church and The Pilgrims’ Way. Some of the walkers will re-enact scenes filmed at the locations.
Surviving members of the cast and crew have been invited to the event.
There is no charge for attending this event, nor is it necessary to book. A collection will be taken in aid of Kent Kids Miles of Smiles’ Footprints Holiday Respite Home, Canterbury.
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