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Canterbury – some random images

In Pictures from England on September 21, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , , , ,

A few pictures taken over the past two or three days. Most of Canterbury has been photographed a million times.

All that remains of the Worthgate. The inscription on the panel is dated 1833, shortly after the demolition of the gate.

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Probably because of the number of visitors, Canterbury still has more pubs than the average English city or town. These two are a little off the tourist trail, more authentic and worth a visit.

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St Mildred’s Church, parts of which pre date the Norman invasion of 1066 although it has been extensively changed in more recent times, but not much for the last 500 years or so!

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The river Stour flows through Canterbury in several channels. Until fairly recent times there were flour mills and tanneries within the city walls for which this was the water supply and power for the watermills.

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The Zoar Strict Baptist chapel dates from 1854 and is one of the few buildings in that area to have escaped the destruction of the 1942 air raid. It is built into one of the bastions of the city wall.

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Parts of the city wall and the bastions are restored and well preserved.

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Not so the skeletal remains of Canterbury Castle. Dating from the late 11th century it is now closed to visitors because its crumbling walls.

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One of the few streets in Canterbury that can be photographed without parked cars spoiling the view!

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A traditional and colourful greengrocer’s stall in the High Street.

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Kent win and are promoted to Division One

In Albufeira,Pictures from England,sports cricket on September 21, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Kent wrapped up victory against a feeble Glamorgan side in just over an hour on the third day. Promotion to Division One is now assured. Next week’s final game in Birmingham against Warwickshire will be the title decider.

Kent players celebrate

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The scoreboard at the close of play. For those who know about such arcane detail, Kent’s score of 436 gained them 8 batting bonus points. They had managed only 11 in the previous twelve matches!

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Time for the annual visit to the cricket. Yesterday was (relatively to what passes for early summer in England) a hot sunny day in Tunbridge Wells. Kent beat the Netherlands by 8 wickets. A few pictures here http://sdrv.ms/11uwaGU

Sunday wasn’t too bad weather-wise but we lost easily to Sussex at Horsham.

But today it is totally horrible, grey skies and pouring down with rain.

IN ENGLAND

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