Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 15

Saturday, 15 April 1978

Cold, clear

Tube to Embankment – walked up to Charing Cross to catch the 9.35 to Gravesend. Fast train. Windows so dirty it was difficult to see out. 45 min trip. Met by Gillian and Robin and the three kids Nigel, Frances and Darryl. Cortina estate car. Gillian and the kids were very excited to meet us. They have a very neat two-storey semi with spacious windows that Rob has put in. Block about 27’ x 120’.

Special dinner for us. Study of the photographs.

Elsie’s cousin Gillian and family – Elsie, Gillian, Robin, Nigel, Darren and Frances

Drove down the motorway to Canterbury Cathedral (20 miles). Cathedral dates back to 1100s. Lots of restoration work continuously going on. Window glass has been badly eroded away. The nave section is magnificent to view from the seats as you look up.

Frances and her Guinea Pigs

Darren – the Cub

Tea at Gillian’s. Kids anxious to show a movie but time ran out.

Caught 10.17 back to Charing Cross. Back at 11.40. Packed our bags.

Sore throat on right side coming on.