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From Paul Tritton,

Tel 01622 741198




Devotees of Michael Powell's classic wartime movie A Canterbury Tale are invited to meet at Fordwich on Sunday, August 29, to celebrate the film's Diamond Jubilee and visit places in the village featured in some of its key scenes.


The film had its world premiere at Canterbury's Friars Odeon Cinema (now the Marlow Theatre) in 1944 and starred Eric Portman, Dennis Price, Sheila Sim (now Lady Attenborough) and Sgt John Sweet of the US Army.


The stars and the film unit worked on location in Fordwich in the summer of 1943. The village's George and Dragon pub provided accommodation for Michael Powell for several weeks and appeared as the exterior of the Hand of Glory Inn.


During their visit, the films fans will enjoy a guided walk around some of the locations, led by local author Paul Tritton and Steve Crook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society. They will also visit Fordwich Town Hall, which was recreated at Denham Studios for the 'blackout' scenes.


This is a free, 'no need to book' event. A collection will be made for Kent Kids Miles of Smiles Holiday Respite Home at Fordwich.


The programme begins at St Mary's Church, Fordwich, at 12.30 pm. Full details can be obtained on the Internet at or from, tel 01622 741198. Some of the walkers will re-enact scenes filmed at the locations.



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