You are facing North-WestClick to save this page as a bookmarkClick to go to Canterbury Tour MapClick to Search the Tour PagesClick to go the Canterbury Web site to find more information on the cityClick for the home page of the Host siteClick to turn leftClick to turn roundClick to turn rightClick to move to next page
Friars Motor Company

Friars Motor Company
(Photo 1996)

Well, perhaps you wouldn't believe it, but No. 4 The Friars sells cars. It's totally neon free car sales place. You need to look over the wall to see the vehicles that are for sale.

The 'turret' behind the building is the scenery drop for the Marlowe Theatre. Originally, the Odeon Cinema was converted into the Marlowe when the old site for the theatre in St. Margaret's Street was developed into the Victorian Arcade. Good, we all thought, Canterbury would continue to have a theatre.

However, someone decided to erect this monstrous box on top of the old Odeon building, so that scenery can drop in from the sky onto the stage. This box is simply dreadful, and I wonder on the sanity of the planning committee that permitted it.

Turn left or right for a view of the River Stour. Turn right round for one of Canterbury's classic sights.

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 7th September 2008.
Photograph June 1996. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.