Monday, 26 June 2017
26.06.2017 - 26.06.2017
This morning we walked Eastward and discovered more history in the form of the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church reported to be England's oldest working parish church. The area is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Much of the area appears to occupied by the Kings School. Old stonework covers many structure partly visible behind large walls.
On the way back to the hotel we were attracted by the sound of singing and found a lovely church only accessible by a narrow passage between adjoining buildings. A group of people were practising their singing. They may not have been a professional outfit but provided some impressive music. To my surprise they were singing some olden popular songs rather than hymns. The church was on a cosy neighbourhood scale and looked like there was an active parish where people were made welcome. We were invited to join in but didn't want to destroy the harmony.
Back to the hotel and a light lunch along the way. Today marks the last full day in Canterbury and we were surprised to have found yet another corner of this historic city.
For our last evening meal we decided to dine at the Old Buttermarket Pub across the street. Jenny went in convinced she would have Fish and Chips but was distracted by the menu and settled for Sausages and Chips, it was a substantial plate of food. I was undecided but enthusiastically ordered the Beef and Mushroom Pie. It tasted as great as it looked. We didn't really need it but indulged in some delicious dessert.
Settled down for our last night in the hotel and will sort out the suitcases in the morning.
Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony