9 Sep 2010 – Auntie Betty
Arrived into STN/London Thu late evening. Must be blessed to have god in front of manchester in addition with a hot-air balloon to welcome me 🙂 Thank you Christine & KV LEE. Godmanchester is located one mile South of Huntingdon, app 1.30hrs drive from London/80miles. It is a small town and civil parish civil within the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire: lies on the south bank of the River Great Ouse. One of the town’s best-known features is its Chinese Bridge which connects Godmanchester with a water meadow. Local legend has it that the Chinese Bridge was built without the use of nails or any other fixings!
The old Town Hall is now a Senior Citizen Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Godmanchester (1561) was one of the schools founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, reflecting a flourishing of educational establishments at this time.
Wed: Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority area in the East of England. Delicious fish & chips and the first time I have seen pigeons resting on a steep slanted roof! The contrast between the Queensgate Shopping Centre and the cathedral is interesting. Human settlement in the area dates back to before the Bronze Age, as can be seen at the Flag Fen archaeological site to the east of the current city centre. This site also shows evidence of Roman occupation. The Anglo-Saxon period saw the establishment of a monastery, then known as Medeshamstede, which later became Peterborough Cathedral.
Thu: Farriess Court Care Home/Alvaston, Derby is a home where auntie Betty TSENG is now staying. She is the remarkable lady who married my mother’s 8th brother Eddie TSENG. It is good to see her and to see that she is in good hands. She will be 93 in Nov. She told us of how uncle Eddie proposed to her where she fell and was covered with mud and he thought she was the one for him there and then!