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John and Peggy Hayes Award 2020 Winners

13 October 2021

Canterbury Guided Tours attended Tower House on Thursday 30th September where the Lord Mayor presented the John and Peggy Hayes Award for the Best Work on Canterbury...

The presentation had been postponed from the previous year due to the pandemic and after initial suggestions of a virtual ceremony, it was well worth the wait to be able to do this in person.

Available to receive the award were Canterbury Guided Tours Directors and members of the Management Committee (pictured in red sashes from left to right); Claire Cardy, Jenny Watson-Bore, Ian Osterloh, Julian Waltho and Katie Lester.

The event was lovely and everyone at Canterbury Guided Tours would like to extend thanks to the Lord Mayor and the Award Committee for acknowledging the work of all the guides who help to promote Canterburyís rich history through our walking tours. Itís a real pleasure to receive this accolade and itís one to celebrate as a team.

When John died in 1980, his wife Peggy initiated the prize in his memory and after she passed away in 2011, it was renamed to honour both her and John. The prize has been awarded each year for forty years to recognise work which increases understanding of Canterburyís history but the money generously left by John and Peggy has now been used up. The presentation on 30 September to the Guides (the 2020 winners) and the compilers of a Historic Map of Canterbury (the 2021 winners) was therefore the last that will be held but both groups continue to work hard to make Canterburyís history better known.

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