'A Canterbury Tale'
film location walk
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Meet at Canterbury
West Railway Station at 12.15pm*
Your guides will be Paul Tritton, author of A Canterbury Tale: Memories of a Classic Wartime
Movie and Steve Crook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society
Follow the route taken by Alison, Peter,
Bob and Thomas Colpeper and The Regimental Band of The Buffs from the
Westgate to Canterbury
Find Canterbury's wartime Police Station; the
theatre where the world premiere of A Canterbury Tale was held; Michael
Powell's ‘temple of knowledge’; the Cathedral Tea Rooms; and the site of
the Rose Lane Garage
Walk in Alison's footsteps along the
streets that were destroyed in the Baedeker Raid in 1942.
Visit Canterbury Cathedral (admission charge £6.50,
concessions £5) and learn how Powell and Pressburger's set designers recreated
the southwest transept, the nave and the pilgrims' steps at Denham Studio.
Time permitting, we will also visit The
King’s School, where Michael Powell was educated.
If travelling to Canterbury West by train, the 10.24 from London Charing Cross
via Ashford International arrives at Canterbury West at 12.12. We will meet
that train. Please check with www.nationalrail.co.uk before your journey to
ensure that this service is not affected by engineering works.
This is a Powell
& Pressburger Appreciation Society event in aid of Kent Kids Miles of
Smiles Holiday Respite Home.
No need to book. Just turn up.
Enquires: Paul Tritton, tel 01622 741198, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org