The Ship Inn & Hotel
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Once again we drove through Hendon, another town in the family history on our way to East Knoyle from where William Ford & his family were sent back to Chicklade because of the "Poor Law"
Then finally back here to Mere, so we did quite a bit of Family History Tripping but did not find out any extra information, it was just good to be in places where I had family 200 plus years ...
... tick on the list. By lunchtime we were in Salisbury for a look at the cathedral. It's a beautiful cathedral, but I liked the Bath Abbey more, the stained glass windows were amazing there. Salisbury is much larger and the exterior impressive. The 800 years of Magna Carta exhibition that was on show at the cathedral was really interesting. Getting quite warm 20 degrees ...
... Avon..... this Avon isn't the Avon that flows through Stratford, as in Shakespeare's Stratford). Back to the room for a little snooze (we both had awakened around 4:30 am as the daylight came flooding in our room at that time) and shower before making our 6:00 pm reservations at an Indian restaurant called Rajpoot. The entry to the restaurant was at the top of a set of stone stairs, which wound down practically under the street. We later learned that ...
... people in but not let them out. In the end, having repeatedly come up against many dead ends, I had to traipse past rows of sanitised cookie cutter formed retail outlets to find a way out. Out in the fresh air I was boiling with frustration. Arriving at the church did not help my mood as it was heavily padlocked at every door.
Returning to say goodbye to Debby and see her off to the station for a taxi, I was now confronted with a different challenge. ...
... from home, but there was a 10 degree temperature difference.
We were welcomed by a really helpful border official ( no irony) who needed our exact destination address so he google mapped from our description. Then we proceeded to pick up the hire car. Choosing not to take the Beetle we drove off in a neat little Chevrolet Cruse.