"This is Chillingbourne,
A film location visit to Fordwich
for devotees of Powell & Pressburger's
A Canterbury Tale
on Sunday, August 31, 2008
By popular demand we are revisiting Fordwich but this time we will have our first opportunity to inspect the Undercroft (recently restored and previously not open to the public) in the Town Hall and see for ourselves if it bears any resemblance to the ground floor of Chillingbourne Town Hall, where Alison and Bob Johnson reported their encounter with the glueman.
The Town Hall will be open from 1.45 - 4 pm (admission £1.50). We will see a new DVD of the history of Fordwich in the Undercroft and then visit the Court Room. We will also see St Mary's parish church (where Chillingbourne's parishioners were filmed arriving for matins), the entrance to the "Colpeper Institute", and other nearby places that represented Chillingbourne village.
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.
Meet on Fordwich Quay at 1 pm
No need to book. Just turn up.
Please give generously to our collection in aid of
Kent Kids Miles of Smiles
There are very few public parking spaces in Fordwich village. Please find one on or off the road leading from Sturry to Fordwich. For details of bus and rail services to Sturry (¾ mile from Fordwich) visit www.stagecoachbus.com and www.nationalrail.co.uk. Please check the National Rail website the day before you travel to ensure that there are no timetable alterations due to engineering works etc.
Southeastern Railway have a notice on their web site saying:
Engineering work will affect services on the following routes:
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August 2008
Southeastern services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate/Margate will terminate/start at Canterbury West. Bus services will run between Canterbury West and Ramsgate.
This is a Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society event
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