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Presidential Handover Lunch

25th June 2024
Venue: Kent and Canterbury Club
The Presidential Handover lunch is being held at the Kent and Canterbury Club on Tuesday, 25th June. Retiring President Rosemary Doyle will handover to incoming President Maxine Blades. The bar
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Final of the Innovation Competition,

26th June 2024
Venue: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
The Rotary Club of Canterbury welcomes you to the final of our 2024 Innovation Competition being held at Canterbury Christ Church University. Eleven young people have reached the final and will be
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Lunch talk: Alison Hicks – Canterbury Archaeological Trust

It was a great pleasure to welcome Alison Hicks, Director of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, to our meeting on the 19th March. During her well-illustrated talk we learnt a great deal about the work of the Trust.

According to LinkedIn, Canterbury Archaeological Trust “has been assisting developers, architects, businesses and individuals with their heritage and archaeological requirements for more than 40 years.” The Trust is also an educational charity, with the primary aim to “promote the advancement of public education in the subject of archaeology”.

The Trust not only works within Canterbury – where there is always something being unearthed – but also in other parts of Kent. Alison talked particularly about the Trust’s work at Wear Bay, near Folkestone. This is a particularly vulnerable site due to its position on the cliffs, and work needs to be completed quickly. There is also a considerable amount of work going on in Thanet with settlements uncovered ranging from prehistoric to Roman periods. Alison also showed us maps of Canterbury with areas of archaeological interest.

Alison obviously enjoys her work very much, and we all felt we had learnt a little more about our local history.

You can learn more about the Trust from its website, here.

Picture: Talk about Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Picture credit: Rotary Club of Canterbury.

With thanks to Rosemary Doyle for help drafting this article. 

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