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Saturday 14th October 2017
St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Watling Street Canterbury CT1 2UA

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St Andrew's United Reformed Church Canterbury

Programme for the 43rd AGM and Conference

09:00 Registration and Refreshments

10:00 TALK: 'All the Rage; costumes of the 20s and 30s' by Lee Ault

11:15 Break

11:45 am 43rd Annual General Meeting of Kent Family History Society

12:45 pm Buffet Lunch - prior booking only - £5 per member
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13:45 TALK: 'Tales of a Genealogist', by Peter Ewart

15:15 Afternoon tea and cakes

16:00 Close of the 43rd AGM & Conference

How to get to the AGM - see Map for routes

RAIL: St Andrew's church is 5 minutes walk from Canterbury East station and approximately 12 minutes from Canterbury West station.

Canterbury East - walk over the ring road via the footbridge opposite the station exit. At the Dane John Gardens end of the footbridge turn left down the steps, then right in the gardens and along the path in front of the terraced houses. At St Mary's Street gate exit turn right to Marlowe Avenue and continue straight ahead to the end and the entrance to St Andrew's church.

Canterbury West - right on to Station Road West to its junction with St Dunstans Street then left towards Westgate Towers and into the main thoroughfare. Continue straight ahead until you reach 'Dorothy Perkins' on the right. Then turn right into Rose Lane and walk straight ahead towards and around Primark - St Andrew's church is in front of you.

BUS Station: 2 minutes walk. Watling Street is at the Ridingate end of St George's Lane. i.e. opposite end of the street to Fenwicks.

PARKING: You are advised to arrive early and park at one of the Park and Rides as the Canterbury Festival starts on this day and its likely to be busy in the City. There is no free parking in or near the city centre.

The Park and Ride buses run every 8 minutes from 7am - journey time 5 minutes. You can park all day for £3 plus 6 people travelling with you. You may travel between the city and Park and Ride as many times as you want in a day. After the buses stop running you can use your parking ticket on service buses to get to the Park and Ride. The 3 Park and Rides stops are opposite the Bus station, to find the venue from these stops see map and follow the Bus directions above.

Park and Ride New Dover Road CT1 3EL - best for those travelling from either London or Dover sides of the city: with the added benefit that it avoids city centre traffic. Exit the A2 at Bridge, south of the city, and follow signs to Park and Ride. Buses stop running at 7:30 pm, use Stagecoach buses 15, 16 & 17 until 11.30pm

Park and Ride Sturry Road CT1 1AD - A28 Thanet side (east) of Canterbury - buses stop running at 6pm use stagecoach bus 6, 6A, 8 or 8A until 11.15pm.

Park and Ride Wincheap CT1 3TQ - A28 Ashford side (west) of Canterbury - buses stop running at 7:30pm

Blue Badge Disabled Bays - free for 3 hours (11 bays) in Watling Street car park next to St Andrew's Church. Or use the Park and Ride - £3 all day no concessions. More about parking:

If you want to stay on after the AGM the following links may help:
What's on at the Canterbury Festival.
What's on in Canterbury:

St Andrew's United Reformed Church Canterbury Map


Alan Neame
(Photo © Courtesy Martin Neame)

The winners of this year's award were announced at the 42nd AGM in Headcorn on 15th October 2016- they are:

1st Place- Kaye Kellaway [Dorset]
'Full Circle'.

2nd Place- Lesley Wood [Canada]
'Tangled Web'.

One entrant was Highly Commended:

Glynn Brown [Australia]
'Why Fred?'

Our Thanks go to everyone for their participation.


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