Rupert first appeared in the Daily Express on Monday 8 November 1920, in a single frame illustration called the ‘Little Lost Bear’, and continued to run in the paper every day thereafter.

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Described as “a saggy, old cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams", Bagpuss is arguably one of the most famous residents of Canterbury Heritage Museum.

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Bombing was an ever-present danger during the Second World War (1939 to 1945). The most devastating bombing raid on Canterbury was known as the ‘Baedeker Blitz’.

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Now extinct, the Mammoth could reach heights in the region of 4m and weigh up to 8 tonnes. Both male and females bore tusks, which could grow at a rate of about 2.5 to 15.2 cm (1 to 6 in) per year.

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The news of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s murder in 1170 spread with ferocity. Shortly after his death he was made a saint, and miracles began to be reported at his tomb in Canterbury Cathedral. Pilgrims from Britain and Europe flocked to the city in the hope a visit would cure their ailments.

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