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2010 TRIP TO ENGLAND, by Colin L. Miller

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010: WARWICK - SOUTHAMPTON & WINCHESTER

I got up at 6:40 to get ready for the next part of the trip: Southampton. The weather was cool & sunny, and it was still high allergy season. Forty-five minutes later I went downstairs for breakfast. At 7:55 I check out. -105.00 cash. I walked the few blocks to the train station and get a ticket for Southampton (SOU) at the ticket window: 50 on credit card. Then I went to Platform 2 to wait for the 8:23 train.

At 8:46 I got off at Banbury, Platform 3, to transfer to the next train. There, it was standing room only until many passengers got out at Oxford at 9:15. I finally got a seat, and the train continued on to SOU, arriving at 10:55. I exited the station onto Western Esplanade and took the pedestrian bridge north over the tracks to the other side. As I had prepared on Google maps/street view, I walked a block north to Commercial Road and west to Hill Lane, then north four blocks to Landguard Road, and finally a couple of blocks west to Hunters Lodge B&B.

SOUTHAMPTON & WINCHESTER

I checked in at 11:15 and got my upper floor room and the end of the hall in the back. After dropping off my luggage I headed back to the train station for today's main activity: Winchester. I got a day-return ticket, 5.50, and got the train to WIN at platform 1 at 11:59. Seventeen minutes later I was off at Winchester. This was one of the hometowns of the Inglefield family, and 3rd great grandfather Cornelius Inglefield was born here. His parents, James Inglefield & Elizabeth Dove, were married here on January 13, 1817 at St. Thomas Parish Church (which was later torn down) a block from the cathedral. I walked across the street from the train station entrance to Sussex Street and the Hampshire County Archives. I viewed transcript books of parish registers, then I got a printout of the marriage microfiche record for James & Elizabeth, 1.50.

With today's research mission done, I headed back out at 1:35 on Sussex Street to High Street southeast to the King Alfred statue. Then south on The Square to Winchester Cathedral, 15.24 for admission, tour, and gift shop items. Like I did last year at York Minster and Salisbury Cathedral, I did the tower tour, which included a visit to the rooftop and a nice panoramic view of the city. After the tour, I went back out and around to the ruins of Wolvesey Castle.


Winchester

For a late lunch at 4:30, I stopped at a nearby McDonald's, 4.24, and rested my weary feet. I returned to the train station at 5 pm, and waited 30 minutes at Platform 2 for my train back to SOU. Twenty minutes later I was back in Southampton, and I returned to the B&B to rest.

I went back out for a evening walk around the city at 8:52. The sun was down but it wasn't dark. At Mayflower Park docks, I got photos of the sunset, then I headed back in by the medieval city walls to the Civic Centre and its clock tower, then back past the train station to Hunters Lodge. Tomorrow I'd visit Chichester & Fishbourne Roman Palace.


Intro June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19 June 20 June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 Expense Report