'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 Cathedral

  • ·         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 paul.tritton@btinternet.com