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Talk, Wed 28 Feb 2018


Friends of Canterbury Cathedral

01227 865292


The Precincts,


By popular demand, Melanie Gibson-Barton returns to talk to Friends.

For this talk, Melanie will tell us about her Great Uncle George, a member of the 1914 British Expeditionary Force, who is buried just outside Ypres. George was one of the earliest winners of the Military Medal in 1916 and this is a personal account of the Great War alongside the story of the Belgians in Flanders. The perspective of the fierce fighting of the Belgian soldiers after the German army walked into neutral Belgium on 4th August 1914 is distinctive yet often overlooked. Melanie will feature both the known and less-known sites of the Western Front in Belgium, giving Friends a different view that will be so much more than mud and trenches.

This is a Friends of Canterbury Cathedral event but is open to all. Come and find out about the Cathedral's fan club.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 28 Feb 2018 14:30 to 16:00


Tickets £8.00 including refreshments.

Booking required. Tickets available from the Friends' Office at 3 The Precincts in advance or by telephone 01227 865292, Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00.



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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27900 Long: 1.08265

By Train:
Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations are both 0.5 miles away (10 min walk). Journey time from London by train is approximately just under one hour.

By Road:
If you are using Satellite Navigation, you should enter the address ‘Burgate, Canterbury’ rather than using our postcode.
- From London: From M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to A2 or Canterbury. Arriving in Canterbury, turn right onto the ring road at Rheims Way roundabout. Keep the city walls on
your left. After the 3rd (St George’s) roundabout, turn left into Burgate
- From Dover/Folkestone: Follow signs to Canterbury. You will arrive at the St George’s roundabout. Turn right onto the ring road and then left into Burgate.
- From Ashford: Follow signs to Canterbury (A28). At Wincheap roundabout, turn right. Follow ring road. Turn left into Burgate. There is a Park and Ride site as you enter the city from this direction.

Cathedral entrance gates:
• 7am – 6pm turn RIGHT into Postern Gate, just after Pub.
• 6pm – 7am continue straight down Burgate, turning right into Christ Church Gate just after
Cathedral Café.
• After 9pm – ring bell on left hand side of Christ Church Gate to gain entrance.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

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