Discover the Canterbury Bull in Tannery Field

Tannery Field is the green space between Rheims Way and the river, opposite the Old Tannery housing development. Long before Rheims Way was built the area was part of the city’s largest tannery, hence the name. A sculpture of a bull has recently been installed celebrating this history.

Archaeological surveys have suggested that Stone Age families  once roamed across this area. The Celts probably settled here because it was a convenient place to ford the river.  Their huts besidethe river may have been the very beginning of the city we know as Canterbury.

Volunteers digging a wild flower meadow unearthed part of the tannery tramway.

Volunteers digging a wild flower meadow unearthed part of the tannery tramway.

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