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Boots the Chemist
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Boots the Chemist
(Photo 1995)

Boots occupies one of the prime spots in the centre of city, and you wouldn't know from a distance that the apparently ancient wooded building contains a modern shop interior. In fact, the exterior is not as old as it seems, having been constructed early in the last century. However, as usual in England, look up. The roof is 15th century.

The building further along the street was once a Pilgrim Inn known as the `Cheker of the Hope'. It was established in 1392 to replace the older `hospitals' where Pilgrims would stay before visiting the Shrine of St. Thomas in the Cathedral. The stone arches here are the remnants of its frontage.

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The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 7th September 2008.
Photograph June 1995. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.