Kristine Hughes Patrone of Number One London and I spent 2 weeks in London (she is still there now conducting two tours). On one of the days we took the train to Winchester and met Beth Elliott, a Regency romance author who had come from outside Basingstoke. Beth has visited Winchester many times and showed us around the quaint city.
Two Jane Austen related pictures–she is buried under the slab in the first (in the cathedral) and died in the house shown in the second (just a few blocks away). Jane Austen was not from Winchester, but she had come to the city when she fell ill and then died there at the age of 41.
Pretty pics from the city and cathedral:
An old abbey found from Henry VIII’s time:
Elizabeth and Victoria in the Great Hall of the city:
More scenes from the city–a mail drop from George’s reign (Elizabeth’s father), the statue is of Alfred the Great, and a building using flint (quite common in Winchester):
This little church was located over the street and archway: