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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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Visit to former Boots Store

On May 27th 2009, supervised by Rtn Mike Bridgeford, 25 Rotary Members and partners arrived at 09:30 to be fitted with hard-hats.  We were shown around this near-complete development of street-level commercial units and eight first and second-floor apartments. 

It has been a complicated project, lasting over 2 years because of the conflicting requirements of modern-day planning regulations in an ancient, listed building (on Roman foundations and cellars) plus the difficulty of accessing a site in the centre of the City.  The internal floors needed supporting and sometimes re-positioning, while the roof had to be supported all the while.

 

Visitors assemble in Pret à Manger to hear orientation talk

There were numerous fine examples of medieval timbers, some of whose painted surfaces needed very careful and painstaking conservation, a few square centimetres at a time.  The eight new apartments were of unusual shapes, since they had to be created above the commercial units and under a complicated medieval roof.  Conservation rules do not allow their windows to be double-glazed.

 

Hard hats on to visit the building site

Some of the apartments will have balconies with stunning views of the Cathedral.  All have access to a first-floor patio area.

Our thanks go to Coombs, Mike Bridgeford, Assistant Site Manager Matt Smith and Surveyor Martin Silk for giving us an interesting and informative Vocational Service visit.

 

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