image for Talk item typeNigel West - Operation Garbo and Kent at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Talk, Fri 3 Nov 2017

Nigel West

Nigel West

Contact

Canterbury Festival Box Office

01227 787787

Address

The Precincts,
Canterbury,
CT1 2EH

Events at this Venue

Details

In the months leading up to D-Day in June 1944, the most successful doubleagent of World War II – Juan Pujol García, Codenamed Garbo – pretended to have agents reporting on Allied troop concentrations in the Canterbury area. He intended to create the impression that the imminent invasion was likely to be targeted against the Pas-de-Calais. The deception campaign was entirely successful. Author Nigel West gives an intriguing account of his 12-year search for Garbo, and how he went to Buckingham Palace in 1984 to receive a medal in recognition of his contribution to the liberation of Europe.

Refreshments: the Cathedral Lodge bar will be open 30 minutes prior to the Talk
Books: will be on sale at the Lodge, supplied by the Canterbury Christ Church University Bookshop.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 Nov 2017 17:30
Approx. duration: 1 hours.

Prices

Tickets: £10.50

All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25.

Directions

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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