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Virtual Walk Update, January 19, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Last night I ended my walk at a B&B in the southern end of Gloucester, a city of 121,000 people,and best known for its magnificent cathedral and as the setting for Beatrix Potter's "The Tailor of Gloucester". Needless to say, the house pictured in the story is now a Beatrix Potter store.

Gloucester was founded by the Romans in 97 AD, and was given its charter by King Richard I in 1194. in the middle ages, wool from the Cotswolds was processed in Gloucester before being shipped around the world. Some of the warehouses on the River Severn now house the National Waterways Museum.

The Three Choirs Festival, founded in the 18th century, is still held every three years and is one of the oldest music festivals in Europe.

Gloucester Is almost half-way between two of England's largest cities. Bristol, to the south-west and perhaps best known for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, has over 1 million people in its catchment area. Birmingham, to the north-east is the second largest city in England, after London. While I don't especially enjoy walking in major cities, I am looking forward to some authentic Indian food and perhaps a visit to Cadbury World.

Thanks for coming along with me on my walk,
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    Thanks for sharing the info about Gloucester! Very informative
    1609 days ago
    Lots of history to be learned there.... emoticon emoticon
    1610 days ago
    Hi Gail..........
    Do you mean Cadbury as in the wonderful Egg? Oh my, I would have to take a detour if it does.
    emoticon for your interesting walks.

    1610 days ago
    wonderful! Cadbury World could be a dangerous place emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1610 days ago
    I have pleasant memories of living in that part of England. It is a lovely area to walk though.
    1610 days ago
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