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Visit to Lambeth Palace, 3rd May, 2000
The 52-strong party awaiting the arrival of the Blagdon Lioness coach for departure at 8am in Broad Street
|The reception point at Lambeth Palace consisted of a marquee-like area where, under the watchful eye of the day's organiser .........||.... the party could view a delightful exhibition of work by visiting primary schoolchildren, whilst awaiting the start of the tour|
|The tour began
with an informative introductory video, and lasted for an
hour and twenty minutes, including a
view of the outside .......
|........ with descriptions from an engaging volunteer guide|
at the Palace gave considerably
better value than at the Reading
motorway services ........
|... although the prices in the gift shop were certainly not for the fainthearted|
|Only a small portion
of the area outside the Palace was accessible ....
.... but just a few paces away next door, the Tradescant Garden Museum in a restored church provided both welcome shelter indoors and a fascinating town garden outside