Day trip to Wells Somerset

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To Wells with our visiting friend. You never know what you’re going to find so great is the rate of change these days. The cathedral is charging 14 pounds to enter and this is valid for one year but as I pointed out most visitors will only be able to attend one time so the annual validity is a academic interest only. The same thing for the Bishop’s Gardens. They are very wonderful but not worth £17.50 which comes close to National Trust rates for grand houses and gardens. it would be much better to have a day ticket for say eight pounds and the large number of hesitating people would come in. I actually saw people hesitate and go away.

We attended a competition for sculptors and and auction, the income going to charity. £400-£600 was a good price for three days work and a limestone cube about two  cubic feet. It needed two strong men to list up the works and show them to the audience.

Vicars’ Close, in Wells, Somerset, England, is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe.John Julius Norwich called it “that rarest of survivals, a planned street of the mid-14th century”.

Definitely a workshop area and very friendly spirit amongst the sculptors.

A swan and her six cygnets in the moat around the castle.

people playing croquet in the grounds of the Cathedral Close. Lovely scudding clouds.

I have seen many varieties of notices on such seats. I sat down on it and then realized that there were mixed benefits so I moved to an adjacent seat. You were announcing yourself as a person who is alone, possibly vulnerable, and needing someone to talk to them. I found that the whole area was like this come out you could go up to talk to anyone as readers familiar to my dares will know happens to me on a regular basis. So for me, the notice was redundant but I agree it may be useful for some

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