Canterbury Commemoration Society
Preserve, protect, develop, and improve features of aesthetic, artistic or historical interest in Canterbury.’The citizens of Canterbury are doubly blessed: they inhabit a place of undoubted charm, and they inherit a colourful heritage that reaches back over two millennia. At a time of rapid change, a sense of where we have come from offers a reassuring reference point and inspiration for the future. With this in mind, the Canterbury Commemoration Society seeks to increase awareness of the city’s remarkable past, both physical and human. We believe this enriches the lives of all who live in or visit this historic city. Our official brief is to ‘to advance public education in the events and people in Canterbury’s history; and preserve, protect, develop, and improve features of aesthetic, artistic or historical interest in Canterbury.’ We do this by raising new monuments and plaques, protecting buildings and features of architectural and/or historical interest, and organising talks, walks, readings, and social events. We also act as a hub and support for groups and individuals interested in Canterbury’s unique history. We are particularly keen to emphasise how skilful and empathetic presentation of our heritage is vital to the city’s prosperity.