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... also went to Rye, another of the Cinque Ports and one of the best preserved medieval towns in England. It’s very small and very picturesque. Rye was once surrounded on three sides by the sea and its maritime heritage dates back to Norman times. It has a Norman Church, cobbled streets and many old buildings. There was a memorial in the church to a young man who was killed "by the accidental discharge ...
... br> One church we visited was not that old, or decrepit – it was built in 1849 by Pugin who also built the British Houses of Parliament. It’s a lovely Church but is no longer used, mainly because the M20 motorway cut off most of its parishioners from the church! It’s a shame that so many of these lovely old buildings are no longer in use, but great that there are groups which try ...
... was started in the 1160s by King Henry II as a palace designed to impress the European nobility on pilgrimage to Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury. Soon after it was fortified and has been successively updated with every European war involving Britain until 1945. It was garrisoned continuously for 900 years until 1958.
Dover Castle played a key role in World War II (especially the rescue of the British troops from Dunkirk) and its ...
... its major port status
There has been a Lord Warden in charge of the Cinque Ports since the 12th century. Recent Lords Warden include Sir Winston Churchill 1941-1965 and Sir Robert Menzies, former Prime Minister of Australia 1966-1978. Apparently, this was the Queen’s reward for Menzies’s adulation when he was Prime Minister!
We’ve spent a few days travelling around the coastline ...
... us for the long drive from Terminal four to the rental car areas.
"What now?" I ask the driver as we arrive at the Hertz lot.
“Over there” he points to a grey cargo container set up as a mobile office on the far side of the Hertz rental lot.
“You're kidding!” I exclaim. Whatever have we got ourselves into?
We shuffle across the Hertz lot, trailing our suitcases, to the ...