It's been a very wet summer
Bring your own boat
Our annual location walk for devotees of A Canterbury Tale will be held
at Chilham (aka 'Chillingbourne') near Canterbury on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Meet at Chilham Railway Station at 1.30 pm
Our first location stop will be Chilham Mill, where the 'battle on the river' scene was filmed and 'Bob Johnson' and 'Peter Gibbs' rewarded 'Leslie' and 'Terry' for finding the evidence that proved that 'Thomas Colpeper JP' was the glueman.
We will then walk up the hill overlooking the mill to 'Julliberrie's Grave', linger awhile, and walk back to the mill and on to Chilham Square, to discover locations featured as 'Chillingbourne' in several key scenes.
Explore Chilham village, where Bob and Peter played Catch! and Alison met the bus conductress, Polly Finn. Visit St Mary's Church and The Pilgrims' Way - and listen again to Thomas Colpeper's lecture about 'The Old Road'. Discover the street that was recreated at Denham Studio for the 'cut to the chase' in which Alison, Bob and Peter pursue the Glueman through blacked-out Chillingbourne.
We will enjoy a picnic somewhere along the way and aim to complete our walk at one of Chilham's pubs between 4 and 5pm.
The walk will be led by Steve Crook of the Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society. Paul Tritton is feeling his age and isn't sure if he'll be able to join us - so I said I'd have a go at leading this one.
No need to book. Just turn up. Nothing to pay
Getting there: Find Chilham on www.streetmap.co.uk. If travelling by car, park at the station, in the village car park off Taylor's Hill, or wherever on-street parking is allowed. If you will be travelling by rail, normally there is a train to Chilham via Ashford at 11.08 from London, Charing Cross, and at 12:04 from Canterbury West, arriving at Chilham at 12:45 and 12:12 respectively. Please check with www.nationalrail.co.uk before your journey because engineering works sometimes disrupt Sunday services. If you arrive late, follow the waymarked 'Stour Valley Walk' from the station to the mill and join us there or at 'Julliberrie's Grave'.
This is a Powell & Pressburger Appreciation Society event
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