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Hurley Priory, located on the banks of the River Thames was founded in 1086 by Geoffrey Mandeville I as a cell of Westminster Abbey. After declaring himself head of the English Church, Henry VIII suppressed the priory in 1536 and ownership was transferred to Westminster Abbey. When in 1540 Westminster Abbey was dissolved Hurley Priory [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2017

On my recent visit to the Olde Bell in Hurley I noticed some information above a wooden panel next to the fireplace. I was intrigued by it and took a closer look. The photo and words informed that a passage runs from the cellar of the Olde Bell to the Village Priory and the passage [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2017

Runnymede, the birthplace of democracy.
The memorial and the land on which it stands is vested in the Magna Carta Trust under the chairmanship of the Master of the Rolls. The principal object of the Magna Carta Trust is the perpetuation of the principles of Magna Carta. The Trust also maintains and cares [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2017

This oak tree, planted with soil from Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, commemorates the bicentenary of the constitution of the United States of America. It stand in acknowledgement that the ideals of liberty  and justice embodied in the constitution trace their lineage through institutions of English law to the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 20th 2017

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 19th 2017

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalms 36:1:9 (KJV)

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 17th 2017

The Savill Garden is in situated in Windsor Great Park and was created by Eric Savill who, with a few staff started work on the garden in the winter of 1932.

Eric Savill gained the permission  and support of the reigning monarch, George V, to undertake this new enterprise and a site next to an existing [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 16th 2017

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