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BAGPUSS STAMP FEATURES ON POSTBOX IN CANTERBURY

The Bagpuss stamp was unveiled today on a postbox in Canterbury to mark the 50th anniversary of Royal Mail’s much-loved modern Special Stamps programme (#yearofthestamp). Bagpuss featured on a set of Special Stamps issued in 2014 celebrating much-loved characters from children’s TV, marking 40 years since he made his debut. ...

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10 FACTS ALL BOOK LOVERS OF KENT NEED TO KNOW

In celebration of #WorldBookDay, here’s a roundup of little known facts about our favourite authors with a connection to Kent and Canterbury… 1. In the 1920s Canterbury resident Mary Tourtel was asked by the Daily Express to invent a children’s character for the newspaper. Her creation was the iconic, and...

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CRAIG CARRIES… IRON AGE POTTERY

We are back with our regular feature ‘Crag carries’ where our Collections Manager, Craig Bowen, showcases the objects he is currently transporting around our museums before they go on display. This week Craig has been carrying… Iron Age Pottery Dating from 50 – 100 AD this assemblage of handmade pottery...

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