On the 24th February, 29 brave souls braved the artic weather to arrive at Westminster Abbey for the first of the events committee’s outings this year.
It was a guided tour by blue coat guides, who are all volunteers to the Abbey. Our guides for the tour were James and Pat, who gave us an excellent tour and history of the Abbey.
The stunning high vaulted ceilings in both Norman and Gothic styles are a sight to behold and the whole architecture of the Abbey is breathtaking.
Some of the fantastic places included in the guides history tour included, the coronation dias and throne, the Lady chapel, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the cloisters, poets corner, the RAF chapel, the burial places of Faraday, Sir Issac Newton and the Kings and Queens of Great Britain and many more. The tour also included areas not normally accessible to tourists and these included the shrine of Edward the confessor, being able to sit in the choir seating area and being able to bypass many of the tourists by going down roped off areas.
Photos are not allowed inside the Abbey so we only have the before and after photos of the group.
If other Members, and guests, are interested in a tour of the Abbey, organiser Dave Burns is more than happy to arrange other tours for groups of up to 15.
Please email him at Daveburns@ceiltd.co.uk and as soon as 15 have applied and monies are paid to the Company, a convenient date can be set.