Walking and talking

On Sunday 12 June CCS trustees Charlotte Cornell, David Reekie and Julian Waltho delivered another excellent guided tour of Canterbury. Focussed on the city in the middle of the troubled 17th century, it threw bright and sometimes surprising light on the cosmopolitan city in which Aphra Behn grew up. Fascinating detail of the future playwright’s early life, including the trials and tribulations of her riotous parents, was skilfully blended with an in-depth understanding of a city ravaged by civil war and bitter religious divisions. All who attended – and some thirty did so at one point or another – were unstinting in their appreciation of a splendid event.

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