Category Archives: Canterbury

Caught Out In Getting To Canterbury

Computer says “No”, was pretty much the answer that I got from the Tourist Information Centre at Rochester about buses that go from there to Canterbury.  They couldn’t even tell me where to connect at all to get there.  I … Continue reading

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Many Roads to take and A River to Cross

From what I discovered on my day trip to Dartford, I was no longer sure of the road I wanted to take in leaving there.   Plus there was a question of how best to get across the River Medway using the mode … Continue reading

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A Sad and Sorry End to English Pilgrimages

Following on from my post on the Yard Foreman’s Tale, it would not just have been the romance of the coach and horses being the mode of transport, but also the interesting people one would have met on their way to pay their spiritual … Continue reading

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Dark and Desperate Debt-driven Days

It is perhaps poignant that I am writing the blog about my arriving in Dartford back in March, following the aftermath of the London and England-wide riots in August, or perhaps in the lull in between them with the impending Notting Hill Carnival, … Continue reading

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The Yard Foreman’s Tale

What days those must have been, when the coaches with the horses rode into town – with people from far and wide….  I had thought that those days were long since gone, until I found my way into Dartford town and arrived at … Continue reading

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Shades of the pub that Mitre Bin a Chaucer Coaching Inn

The spirit world entered again into my next stop along the road, although in a more typically Western way with being told by Kyle, a South African bar manager,  of two ghosts – going by the name of George and … Continue reading

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Raising and erasing spirits

Seeing as I had not been able to get a booking at my first coaching inn in my last minute decision to follow up on my theory of the three days’ trip to Canterbury, I thought it was just going to be an … Continue reading

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