Friday, July 17, 2015


During the cricket at Hartsholme five us spent several hours exploring part of Lincoln.
Steve dropped us off on the city near the cathedral.
We decided to visit the castle first especially as one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta signed by King John eight hundred years ago was on display there with two other related documents including the Charter of the Forest.
After a quick look at the Victorian prison in the castle we went for a walk along the castle wall.
This provided views of the castle buildings as well as views of the city.
We then visited the Cathedral.
There was a small exhibition of William Morris stained glass.
There were also a number of references to Australia in the Cathedral - a window to Bass and Flinders and Port Lincoln while on the way out we found a plaque honoring Sir Joseph Banks.
Outside the Cathedral we encountered one of the Barons which mark the Barons' Charter Trail throughout the city as part of the celebration of the signing of the Magna Carta. A copy of the Magna Carta is permanently on display in the Cathedral.
On the way back to the coach we passed part of the old Roman wall that had recently been uncovered.
A last look at the Cathedral and surrounding streetscape and then it was back to the cricket.

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