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Talk, Mon 5 Mar 2018

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge


Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

01227 865350


The Precincts,


Unlocking the chest: Exploring more records for family history, in conjunction with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library.

Discover the exciting benefits of research among the parish collection – or “parish chest” – in which the activities of your ancestors’ lives were recorded for centuries, and explore some sources of information for research into World War I family history at this family history study day in conjunction with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library.

You will be able to examine a rich parish collection of original archives; improve your reading of early hand writing by way of a “hands on” session of palaeography with the Cathedral Archives staff; enjoy a family history “surgery” guided by experts from the Kent Family History Society; learn how you can unlock the contents of the parish chest in a lecture describing its contents and advantages for your research; and learn more about sources for World War I.

For more information, please visit the website.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 5 Mar 2018 10:00


£59.95 per person

Not local? Why not stay overnight at the Lodge on either Sunday 4th or Monday 5th March for only £89 B&B Single Occupancy or £99 Double Occupancy, to include Cathedral entrance and a Full English Breakfast.


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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