Malmesbury P-day

We had a rare opportunity to take the elders who work in our same area, Elder Dunn and Elder Packer on an excursion to Malmesbury, said to be older than London. The first photos show the market cross, built in 1490, where the town carried out tanning, wool weaving and textile industries. Then we have the photos of the Abbey, going back to the 7th century, with the present part built in the 12th century. It was reduced to this size from a fierce storm and civil war. Now it is run by the Church of England. We enjoyed seeing the interior too, especially since it was raining! The old Bibles, with the meticulous penmanship of some amazing artist monks, the hour-glass where the speakers at church were timed  🙂 the tombstone of King Athelstan, one of the first English kings and the beautiful stained glass. Lastly a few shots of The Old Bell, England’s Oldest Hotel and its quaint garden. All that together, plus some delicious pizza at The Bird Cage nearby, good conversation and fun made it a great adventure!

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