Canterbury Avenue appeared on the 1922 Stratford map but did not appear again for anoter 25 years. The first family moved onto the street in 1957. Named for Canterbury in Kent England, it reflects both the English and Shakespearean traditions found in other Stratford Streets. By Stanford Dingman
Canterbury has been a European pilgrimage site of major importance for more than 800 years, since the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170.
Today, it is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England. Its medieval city centre bustles with big-name stores and exclusive boutiques, while the picturesque side streets are home to smaller specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. The Norman cathedral still dominates the skyline on the approach to the city, giving 21st-century visitors the same sense of awe as their medieval counterparts.The city was one of the busiest places of pilgrimage in the medieval world.