Culture Club Visit London

Chris, Pat and Jonty

Chris, Pat and Jonty

The WI is all about Educating Women. On Saturday 4th March, Culture Club Members headed south on a Virgin Pendolino train from Warrington Bank Quay, taking under 2 hours to get to Euston Station, so a cultural adventure could begin. A walk from Embankment took us past historic buildings such as The Foreign Office, Horseguards Parade and along Whitehall, where we looked at the monument to the women of world war II.

The main aim was to have a guided tour around the Houses of Parliament. All went well and members marvelled at the beauty and atmosphere within this historic building. Watching ‘ News at 10’ will never be the same again. A free afternoon meant many more sites to see.

A major protest walk by over 250,000 NHS staff campaigning to ‘Save our NHS’ was watched from Cromwell Green outside the house (no wonder the train from the north to the south was busy). A walk along the Southbank of the Thames and over a few bridges gave magnificent views of London, ending up outside Southwark Cathedral followed by a wander around the cosmopolitan Borough market. A couple of people visited “The Wellcome Trust Collection” where St Clement’s Cake and Tea were enjoyed. Hidden away we found The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, placed on the spot where the great fire of London started.

All good things must come to an end. Exactly 2hrs after leaving Euston, I was back in my home. Many thanks to the organisers…all who went can clearly say….Yes WI is about Educating Women!

Cheese at Borough Market

Women of World War Two Memorial, Whitehall

The Eye

London Bridge and The Bismark

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