Thursday, August 28, 2014

Those Places Thursday: Mom's 1953 Europe Trip - Canterbury

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 28, Friday – Road between Chichester and Canterbury [England]
Left Chichester around 10 a.m. driving northeast to Canterbury.  Stopped for lunch at Ashford.  Found out that Bovril was a beef extract--comes in concentrated form to which water is added.  Got into Canterbury around 3 and found a room at a guest house.*  Went through the Cathedral--saw where Thomas a Becket was murdered.  After dinner we had coffee in drawing room with an English woman who was a resident.  Enjoyed talking to her. 

* According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother spent this night at the Westgate Court Guest House in Canterbury, England.

In the "INCIDENTS" section of the trip diary, my mother wrote:
In Canterbury we carried an old lady's bags upstairs for her. (They weighed a ton.)  We were told afterward that she had a title. 
Canterbury Cathedral - Portal Nave Cross-spire, September 2005 / Hans Musil / CC BY-SA 3.0

"Joye [Murphy] & Gerrie [Guokas] having tea in Canterbury at residence (hotel)," [August 28, 1953] / Sylvia John

This is the 21st in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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