Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Mom's 1953 Europe Trip - Wales

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 26, Wednesday – Road between Holyhead  [Wales] and Bristol[England]
Arrived in Holyhead at 11:45.  Slept on steamer until 7 a.m., got off, had breakfast, & watched them unload car.  Drove through mountains in Wales which were beautiful.  Also drove through Severn River valley which looked lush and green.  Had lunch in Wales on a small hill - cheese, sardines, crackers, olives, tomato juice.  Very tasty, although almost froze to death.  Drove on into Bristol to spend night.*

According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at Hawthorns Hotel in Bristol, England this night.

Part of the River Severn floodplain at Caersws [Wales, 25 August 2010] / © Jeremy Bolwell / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Hawthorns, University of Bristol [29 April 2008, cropped] / Francium12 / released to public domain

The Hawthorns Hotel was originally a row of Victorian villas built in 1888, altered and extended, and joined together with infills constructed in the early 1950s (and one in the 1960s).  It has been a residence hall at the University of Bristol since 1991.

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

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