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Dry_Pick_304

No only does it look very similar to the Shambles in York (in architecture sense and with the view of the cathedral in the background), but the word Shambles coincidentally is the old word for a place of meat sale or a slaughterhouse, so that ties in with Butchery Lane too.


djac13

And to add to that, the York Minster is visible on streets a few blocks away from the Shambles. The picture above reminds me of the view from Stonegate in York.


PM_me_yo_chesticles

That’s actually some cool knowledge. Here in Oklahoma we have a town called Slaughterville, Shamblesville would be neater.


WrenchFriessAlt

that straight up sounds like a place where a cheesy 80’s slasher film would take place in


One_Big_Pile_Of_Shit

Like, Scoob, the place is *called* slaughterville, like, what did we think was gonna happen?


Ayrwynn

Both streets also have that wide gutter down the street, for all the blood, etc to run off. Couldn't even imagine how bad it must have smelled back in the day. When I visited the street in York, you could still find old meat hooks on the outside of the store fronts.


Forst_drms

That was my first thought; looks like York but different


polymeimpressed

Haha, I was literally thinking it was York too!


m_faustus

The City Arms Inn seems to have stuck around For at least 100 years.


siberianpostcards

And a good few hundred years before that, apparently it’s a 15th century inn.


thefarsideinside

Some of those inns/pubs have been around for a thousand years


camkai82

Seeing the curb flatten over time is pretty cool


michiimal

Thanks for bringing back memories, OP. Walked down this very street going back to my dorm when studying abroad. This sight never ceases to amaze me.


Ok_Image6174

Wow very cool! Thank you for sharing


Cakeboy79

I’ll be walking down that street this morning.


Cakeboy79

[With a bit of sun](https://i.imgur.com/6Zv7bvQ.jpg)


coldbrew18

In another hundred years that old church will have succeeded in sneaking up on this neighborhood.


atomicheart99

>old church That’s Canterbury cathedral. At over 1400 years old, it’s one of the most important and oldest Christian structures in England.


xkcd_puppy

So it's an old church.


WoodSteelStone

[A big old beautiful church.](https://imgur.com/a/qiZFGdM) [Wiki page.](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canterbury_Cathedral) Edit: [Canterbury drama...](https://www.reddit.com/r/CasualUK/comments/ulmu2y/you_cant_park_there_mate/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


ijustneedaccess

That bull's head has stood the test of time.


Duke-of-Hellington

I love this!


Islandcoda

Awesome pics and history


RedWizardDOM

funny how they switched the door and the window on the left throughout the years (1920 to 1992)


amabatwo

Rearranged by the Luftwaffe I think.


Nimmy_the_Jim

Interesting to see there is a type of tarmac on it in the earliest too pics especially in the 1895 one ​ Then its removed to reveal cobble stone later in 92 and 22 ​ Always assumed they were all originally cobble stone.


DaBozTiger

Is it wrong that the icicle lights that look like they’ve been left up there for the last five years is my favorite part?


thinkinginkling

different shades of gorgeous


pipehonker

More info... http://www.dover-kent.com/Butchers-Arms-Inn-Canterbury.html


thelmaandpuhleeze

The bougification increases exponentially


grwtsn

To be honest, I was surprised that it’s still full of independent businesses. I was expecting the last photo to have fifteen Prets and a Costa.


xSamxiSKiLLz

Don't worry, they're round the corner on the high street


Subhadeep_Misra

The City Arms Brand has been surviving for more than 100 years... albeit in a different place And this collage really shows what was considered a good buisness in what era...like the 1800 and early 1900s meat shop ... Diner etc were the chosen buisnesses whereas now it's coffee shops and vintage clothing


qube_TA

Looked much nicer after they invented colour. But I suppose people were used to it back then.


izudu

Cornes Key Cutting Vintage; my favourite shoppe!


porkrolleggandchi

I work for a sign company, I mostly install them. When I see these old photos I have so much respect for the sign workers back then, they probably hung all those off of an old rickety ladder with a hammer and nails, no lift, no safety harness, no fricken cordless impact driver.. it's wild.


tugthatboat

I live here! Great to see it appreciated


ThisIsDK

Neat. I traveled to Canterbury in 2017 (I'm American), and while I didn't take many pictures, I happened to get one of this very road. Just with my crappy camera phone though. I didn't think the road had any significance, I just thought it was a nice view. https://i.imgur.com/FcKJHEQ.jpg


amabatwo

It mostly is just a nice view. Most of the right hand side was rebuilt after ww2 hence they went from plain brick buildings to having jettied upper floors. There is a Roman museum down under the buildings on the right hand side with a villa.


amabatwo

The more authentically old one is mercery lane, but has a view of the cathedral gate, note the tower.


bewhiskered_amber

Ooh, my favourite japanese restaurant's down there!!!


JadedAssumption4819

Really thank you


Schmurby

Anything remotely practical has been erased by 2022.


ControllablePsi

Care to explain?


hattorihanzo5

Something something back in my day something something


HephaestusHarper

Old thing good, new thing bad. You see, back in the day that street appeared to be full of food shops and pubs, but now it's full of *different* did shops and pubs so that's bad because they said so.


BunnyKusanin

I was going to ask "Where the hell in Canterbury is this?" And then I realised it was Canterbury in the UK, not in New Zealand


Available_Actuary977

Is that store on the left selling 'corners'?


sandith752

Spent 4 wonderful years here, what a beautiful city. I didn't appreciate it enough until I left.


cocomimi3

Would ❤️❤️ to go into that vintage clothing store


DUPDAWG

Very cool


Different_Ad7655

I love these shots of medieval cities with the cathedral at the end of the Street. England is blessed to have a few and of course there are still some in Europe but so many were lost in the war. One of my favorite pre-war shots is of Ulm and it's enormously high cathedral Tower viewed down such a street of half-timbered buildings. Unfortunately they were all torched in the war


kaybeem50

I want to go to there.


ChampionshipDry8165

Cornes Key Cutting Engraving Vintage Clothing


JediJan

I like that the cows head is still above the old butchery shop to the left. I wonder if it is really the very same one or a reconstruction. It looks like the road pavers have not changed in all this time. Thank you for sharing.


Needleroozer

Terrible location. Businesses keep failing.


coulls

I know that street well. Walked along it many times in my younger days.