Chilston Park in the early afternoon, and since this is a wedding venue, our room wasn't ready. No problem, it's time for tea!
After tea and jam, we were shown to our room, then readied for dinner. When we got to dinner we were introduced to the group, all of them were warm, friendly and a lot of fun. We were stunned to meet people from all over England, who had never toured this area, which is called the garden of England. Owners of classic cars, they love having a touring car for the narrow and windy roads here.
Kings School with an archivist. The school is attached to the Canterbury Cathedral, and is filled with history, as well as scholars like Phillip Marlowe and Somerset Maugham.
|Somerset Maugham's ashes are buried here|
|We never did figure out what type chicks these were|
|It's apple season|
Canterbury Cathedral with one of the 600 volunteers at the Cathedral. For those of your who remember, Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a story-telling contest between the pilgrims who would come to the Cathedral in hopes for healing, both spiritual and medical.
Having been to many great cathedrals in Europe, Canterbury is really staggering, given that it was built in 1070. It took 45 years to complete, and the scale is mind-boggling. St. Augustine began his ministry here in the 500's.
|Shields from donors|
|Oldest stained glass|
|Killing of Thomas Becket|
|Memorial commemorating where Thomas Becket was killed|
|Main Church---the glass sculpture is 100 lights, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I|
|Looking into the choir stalls|
This is the second most popular photo taken in Canterbury. Look at how the bookshop is leaning, and then how Dr. C. is trying to fix it.