Essays on 20th-Century Canterbury

This collection of short essays covers a range of themes that help explain how Canterbury developed into the city that it is today.

You might like to start with the overview of 20th-century Canterbury. You can explore Canterbury's economic growth, through the essays on Canterbury's commerce, its industry and trading estates, its retail industry, or Canterbury as a boom city.

There are also essays on Canterbury's universities and its education system, as well as the 1944 film A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

You can also learn more about how Canterbury has been shaped by its transport and railway infrastructures, as well as changing approaches to planning as the city grew, the significant impact of the Second World War, and the disastrous 1909 floods.

After that, why not take a virtual tour with a series of films by Jeremy Vaughan?