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Aphra welded and blasted

The Society’s statue of Aphra Behn, playwright, poet and spy, is almost finished. After being cast in sections, the piece was welded together and sand blasted (hence her pale complexion) […]

Save Sudbury!

CCS Chair Stewart Ross and Canterbury Society Chair Hilary Brian joined forces to talk to the Kentish Gazette about opposition in both their societies to the Council’s plan to sell […]


The Society is in the last stages of constructing a scale model of Whitstable Harbour as it was in 1923. There will be a grand opening of the permanent exhibition […]

Robin Hawkins RIP

We have learned of the death, in April this year, of Robin Hawkins, a longstanding member of the Society. We send our commiserations to Erica, Robin’s widow, the other members […]

Enlightenment in the Franciscan Gardens

On the afternoon of Saturday 16 September, the last fine day of the summer, 16 members escaped the turmoil of the High Street and found refuge in the delightful tranquillity […]

Michael Steed, 1940-2023

It is with great sadness that we report the death after a long illness of our hugely respected President, Michael Steed. Following his retirement from a notable academic and political […]

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