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My Heritage, My Cathedral

My Heritage, My Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral wants you to share your memories as part of a new community project to celebrate the fond memories of people who live, work, study and visit the Cathedral.

On Saturday 21 September the Cathedral are inviting members of the community to the My Heritage, My Cathedral launch event where they will be encouraged to share their unique stories and find out more about this two year project.

Head of Learning and Participation, Jan Leandro said ‘Canterbury Cathedral is a reservoir of our history and cultural heritage. It holds in its architecture and collections 1400 years of stories that have shaped England. We are keen to hear and preserve the stories of people today who have living memories, photos and keepsakes connected with the Cathedral.

The Memories Project team and volunteers will meet, greet and record your mini histories. Our photographer will be on hand to photograph you with your keepsakes to help build an archive for future generations to enjoy’.

The Memories Project archive, which has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will culminate in a published book and celebratory exhibition of the community’s living memories in 2021. Entry to the Cathedral and Precincts is free to the community with their residents pass.

For more information email learning@canterbury-Cathedral.org

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