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Proud to lead The Canterbury Tales

Lyndsay hopes to bring history to life

NEW ROLE: Lyndsay Ridloy, the new general manager of The Canterbury Tales
NEW ROLE: Lyndsay Ridley, the new general manager of The Canterbury Tales

A FORMER Canterbury High School pupil is returning to the city to take the helm of one of Kent’s most popular attractions. Lyndsay Ridley, 30, who lives in Herne Bay, has been appointed general manager of The Canterbury Tales. She joins the attraction from London’s Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest multi-arts centre, where she was responsible for operations and venue management.

Key role

Before that, Lyndsay spent seven years with English Heritage, where she played a key role in launching the Secret Wartime Tunnels – Rescue from Dunkirk attraction at Dover Castle. She has also worked with The Luna Cinema, producer of open air cinema events. Kevin Smith, director of attractions at Continuum, which operates The Canterbury Tales, said:

“Lyndsay demonstrated during her interview process a real passion not only for The Canterbury Tales but also the city as a whole. Her experience in a variety of customer-facing roles with leading operators will prove to be the perfect education to enable her to drive The Canterbury Tales forward.”

Speaking about her appointment, Lyndsay said:

“I am very proud and excited to be returning to my home town where I will be able to make a significant contribution to the continued success of The Canterbury Tales attraction. This year will see us further expand on our costumed character element of the experience and events programme, including open-air theatre performances of Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen.”

The Canterbury Tales, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year; provides an introduction to the historic cathedral city and its famous literary connection. It brings to life five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s stories with an accurate reconstruction of 14th century England, set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, with the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times.

• For more information about The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction, call the Information line on 01227 479227 or visit www.canterburytales.org.uk

Herne Bay Times, January 30th 2014

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