‘It was a new football we agreed on, wasn’t it? You’ve earned it’
Our annual location walk for devotees of A Canterbury Tale will be held at
Chilham (aka ‘Chillingbourne’) near Canterbury
on Sunday, August 27, 2006
Meet at Chilham Railway Station at 2 pm
Our first location stop will be Chilham Mill, where the ‘battle on the river’ scene was filmed in September 1943. We hope to be given permission to go inside the mill and see where ‘Bob Johnson’ and ‘Peter Gibbs’ rewarded ‘Leslie’ and ‘Terry’ for finding the evidence that proved that ‘Thomas Colpeper JP’ was the glueman.
We will then walk to ‘Julliberrie’s Grave’ (the location for the ‘pow’wow’ scene) and Chilham Square, from where we will follow the Chilham Millennium Heritage Trail and discover locations that featured as ‘Chillingbourne’ in several key scenes.
The walk will be led by Paul Tritton, author of A Canterbury Tale – Memories of a Classic Wartime Movie and Steve Crook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society.
No need to book. Just turn up. Nothing to pay but please give generously to our collection in aid of Kent Kids Miles of Smiles Holiday Respite Home.
Getting there. Check the map of Chilham on www.streetmap.co.uk. If travelling by car, park at the station, in the village car park off Taylor’s Hill, or wherever on-street parking is allowed. If you will be travelling by rail, normally there is a train at 13.51 from Ashford International and at 13.52 from Canterbury West, arriving at Chilham at 14:03 and 14:02 respectively. Please check with www.nationalrail.co.uk before your journey because engineering works sometimes disrupt Sunday services. If you arrive late, follow the waymarked ‘Stour Valley Walk’ from the station to the mill and join us there.
We hope to complete our walk by 5pm. The Chilham Jazz Picnic begins at 6pm. If you would like to attend this event, visit http://www.ashford.gov.uk/events/august.asp for details