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Historical Map of Canterbury wins a prize


Dr Jake Weekes, receiving the John and Peggy Hayes Canterbury Award 2021, presented by the Lord Mayor

Canterbury Archaeological Trust’s Research Officer, Dr Jake Weekes, received the John and Peggy Hayes Canterbury Award 2021 for his work on the new Historical Map of Canterbury, from Roman Times to 1907, presented by the Lord Mayor in September. Also recognised with an award for work on the map was Canterbury Christ Church University’s post-grad in Cartography, Alfie Day, and Jake collected the award on his behalf and it was presented to Alfie during the launch of the map at Waterstones, Canterbury, on Tuesday 30th November.


The official Canterbury launch of the map took place at Waterstones on 30 November 2021 when Jake Weekes gave an entertaining talk about the map, how it was made and some of the issues involved. The occasion was also used for launching a project to fund the Canterbury Historical Atlas project. All proceeds from map sales (and it is selling well) after printing costs are going towards production of the atlas volume.


Group photo of the recipients of the 2021 award on behalf of the [Canterbury] City Tour Guides, Jack Weekes and the Lord Mayor.

Apart from Jan Pahl on the right (another official awarder of the prizes), the other people in this group photo are receiving the 2021 award on behalf of the [Canterbury] City Tour Guides, with whom Jake Weekes hopes to discuss more partnership work. The City Guides also have connections with other Canterbury heritage groups, including Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society.


The map can be ordered from your favourite book retailer. To find out more see Historical Map of Canterbury, from Roman Times to 1907 for full details of the new map.

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