"Is there some place around here
where we can have a pow-wow?"
Our annual location walk for devotees of A Canterbury Tale
will be held at Chilham (aka 'Chillingbourne')
near Canterbury on Sunday, August 30, 2015
Meet at Chilham Railway Station at 1.30 pm
Our first location stop will be Chilham Mill, where the "Boys' river battle" scene was filmed and Bob Johnson and Peter Gibbs later rewarded Leslie and Terry for finding the evidence that proved that Thomas Colpeper JP was the glueman.
We will then walk up the hill overlooking the mill to the field where Colpeper & Alison had their "roll in the grass" and on to Old Wye Lane where Alison got intercepted by the Bren carriers. Then we'll walk back to Julliberrie's Grave which was used as "pow-wow hill" by Bob and the boys. Then back via the mill and on to Chilham Square, to discover locations featured as "Chillingbourne" in several key scenes.
We'll explore Chilham village, where Bob and Peter played Catch! and Alison met the bus conductress, Polly Finn. Discover the street that was recreated at Denham Studio for the "cut to the chase" in which Alison, Bob and Peter pursue the Glueman through blacked-out Chillingbourne. Visit St Mary's Church and The Pilgrims' Way - and listen again to Thomas Colpeper's lecture about 'The Old Road'.
We will enjoy a picnic somewhere along the way and aim to complete our walk at one of Chilham's pubs between 4 and 5pm.
The walk will be led by Steve Crook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society.
No need to book. Just turn up. Nothing to pay. Bring your own picnic lunch.
Getting there: Find 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 to Chilham via Ashford at 12.10 from London, St Pancras International, and at 13:05 from Canterbury West, arriving at Chilham at 13:23 and 13:14 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 or at 'Julliberrie's Grave'.
This is a Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society event
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