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Stour Street

Stour Street
(Photo 1997)

The stone building on the right is the thirteenth Century Poor Priests Hospital. It has been turned into the Museum of Canterbury Heritage and houses a `time walk' through Canterbury life from the building of the Roman Town; the murder of Thomas Becket; the original steam locomotive used on George Stephenson's Canterbury and Whitstable railway; and up to Rupert Bear, whose creator, Mary Tourtell lived in Canterbury. I like the Anglo-Saxon portable sundial, perhaps the earliest watch. The museum has a copy, visit the Cathedral treasury to see the silver original. The building itself is worth a visit, the roof is a fantastic demonstration of craftsmanship in wood.

Turn left for Hawks Lane and a trip to St.Margarets Street.

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 18th November 2018.
Photograph July 1997. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.