Monthly Archives: May 2008

Fortified by Anglo-Saxons

From two towns with three-letter names, we progressed to one with a ten-letter name: Winchester. Under the Romans, this town was known as Venta (pronounced “Wenta”) and when the Anglo-Saxon invaders occupied it, they added the word “ceaster” (meaning “fortified … Continue reading

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Once is enough: Ely

Today’s (Wednesday’s) jaunt was to Ely. The attractions of Ely include the fact that it is in the Fenland, has a cathedral and is one of the few towns whose name has only 3 letters. We arrived in Ely in … Continue reading

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It was Rye

Did you guess from the photo in my last post where we went on Tuesday? Well, the cat is now out of the bag: we went to Rye. It is a very picturesque town with a pleasant atmosphere. It has … Continue reading

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