Canterbury Local Customs

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    Chaplain of Canterbury Cathedral prayer

    by Jenniflower Written Apr 15, 2005

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    We were well pleased to have been there when the Chaplain decided to come forward and address the people in the Cathedral.

    He spoke briefly re things of the world, and prayed for those in need. It was a lovely prayer, and much needed at this time.

    Being a Christian (although not of this particular denomination), I fully support the need for prayer and supporting those in need. We basically need to take our eyes off ourselves for a change, and see what we can do for others.

    Okay, I will get off my soap box now ;) lol

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    BBQ!!!

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    In the summer the tradition in our family is to hold as many B-B-Q's as possible!!!
    I believe that its originally an Australian tradition, but my dad holds the best ones ever....theres always SO much food and its mouthwatering!!

    One of our many summer bbq's!

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    Canterbury Beer Festival

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    In July each year, for one weekend there is the infamous Canterbury Beer Festival.

    Its located out of town in a barn, the local buses can take you there and back.....we always have a blast!!

    You buy tokens and there are beers from all the local breweries and some European one too.

    Ill post more when I get this years exact details.

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    Patriotic

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    If there is football on, or anything that England are playing in we will walk about with flags draped over us!!! We are not so patriotic but just proud to be English!

    It doesnt mean that we are "hooligans", just enjoying the festivities. Although we all know that there are a few who like to ruin everything for others.

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    In the evening

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    We are university town, we have 2 uni's and a college along with an art school. So the culture here is quite diverse.
    During term time on a Friday and Saturday night the town is buzzing and much busier than it is out of term time.

    When we go out in the evening to eat, we usually make a reservation in advance! Ive many a time seen people walk into restaurants on special occasions such as valentines day, just to be turned away! So if you fancy eating somewhere its a good idea to book, even if you only do it on that day!

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    Still, can't get enough of them, another windows in The Nave...

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    The stained glass windows are surrounding the walls of The Nave, I closed in on one of them...

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    Another snap by me showing the arches in The Nave...

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    Even in The Nave, there are several tombs by the walls...I took a snap on one of them.

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    This was taken towards the entrance...Under the big stained glass window is the door...The west door.

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    I think that's the organ pipes...

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    Impressive ! Truly impressive !...
    The height of the gothic churches in the late Middle Ages often created problems for their architects, especially when it came to supporting a heavy central tower...
    John Wastell solved this problem by bracing the crossing of The Nave with relieving arches & the use of graceful bars of intricately fretted stoneworks...
    Like you see the 'bridge' like structure between the arches on my photo ?
    That's what I'm talking about...

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    I started to take photos not knowing that I had to pay...So, I did !
    The lady gave me a sticker to be pasted on my shirt (I felt like a journalist !) telling the world that I could take as many photos as I liked !

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    Caught a sight of another statue adorning the wall of the nave inside The Canterbury Cathedral...I thought this statue looked a bit Indian-ish...What do you think ?

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    The Nave...

    by coceng Written Aug 20, 2004

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    First : The Nave;
    It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
    It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
    After we entered by the door; I entered through the west door by the way...I glanced upwards & caught this nice roof tracery, adorning with small coats of arms...

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