Bladon, Woodstock & Blenheim – June 28

After breakfast and tea, Christine and I left Thursday morning to pay our respects to the famous British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

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Rather than being buried at Westminster Abbey in London, where he had every right to be, he chose to be buried in the family plot in the small town of Bladon.

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After this, we went to Woodstock and walked around the lake of the Blenheim Estate. Soon we saw the memorial to the Duke of Marlborough, ancestor of Winston Churchill.

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We approached a bridge and caught sight of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Imposing, indeed.

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After we ate lunch in the garden, we returned to Bicester for tea and a bus to Cambridge. In Cambridge, Becky and I ate at a pub then returned to Ely to pack for my return to the states. =(

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