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October 15, 2014

14 Oct 2014 Churchdown to Gloucester

Rained hard all night but it did eventually stop. We eased ourselves into the day with a trip into Gloucester late morning. Saw Gloucester Cathedral with commentary by Eric. He used to play around the cathedral when he was a boy so knows all the secret tunnels! It is massive with many stained windows. There was also a sculpture exhibition on called ‘Crucible’ scattered around the cloisters. There was a massive skull made out of coat hangers that would probably sell for a million pound! Kings College is a school in the grounds as well.

On to ‘The House of the Tailor of Gloucester’, which is Beatrix Potter’s shop. It is full of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck bits and pieces. It also has a room set out as the tailor of Gloucester as in Beatrix Potter’s book.

Lunch is a ham and salad roll with coffee at ‘Delight’ in Southgate St. After lunch we go down to the Gloucester Brewery where Eric buys some beer. On to Gloucester Docks for a look around.