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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
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The Canterbury Baedeker Raids: 75 years on

Find out more about Canterbury and World War II, in particular the ‘Baedeker’ air-raids of 1942.

View photographs, contemporary accounts and original artefacts, and learn about the ‘fire-watchers’ who protect the Cathedral and other buildings.

The Cathedral Archives building itself is part of the story: it stands on the site of the Cathedral’s Victorian Library, which was destroyed by bombing on 31 May 1942.

Running on Friday 8 September (at 15:00 and 16:00) and Saturday 9 September (at 09:30 and 10:30). The exhibition is free, but precincts charges will apply.


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