In Aphra’s Fascinating Footsteps

On the morning of Sunday 8 May, David Reekie, Julian Waltho and Charlotte Cornell led a large troupe of enthralled tourists through the streets of Canterbury in the footsteps of the young Aphra Behn: here was where she picked up French from industrious immigrants, there she witnessed the ferocious despoilation of the puritans; to our left was the church where her parents married, to our right the tower where her troublemaker father was imprisoned for debt. Every street held a story, helping the audience build up a picture of the wild childhood of the young woman who would go on to become our city’s most famous daughter. All the monies taken for the tour will go straight to the Aphra Behn Statue Project. What’s more, for those who was not able to be there, the guided walk will be conducted again on 12 June. Not to be missed: Book here now!

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