Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1): Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
July 20, 2010

The first enclosure at Winchester was built in 150 BC during the Iron Age, at the same time that a trading center was established. In 70 AD the Romans arrived and called Winchester "Venta Belgarum - marketplace of the Belgae," a regional capital. Then in 410 AD the Romans left and the capital collapsed. In 648 AD the first minster was founded as Christianity came to Winchester, now called the old minster. After the City's surrender to William the Conqueror in 1066, he started to build the present cathedral. The history of what was once the capital of England is so great it would need two lifetimes to even learn it all!

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Jul 20, 2010 6:06 AM CST
Neil, what can I say? Once again your article has completely blown me away. You've a wonderful way with words and can convey so much feeling by combining them with the excellent pictures.

I truly enjoyed this trip and also know you are working on a 2nd trip for us. Can't wait...............
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 20, 2010 6:14 AM CST
Dear Cherie, thank you for your comments! It is an awe inspiring place, and i do hope you liked the beauty as well as the History!
Watch out for part 2!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member
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cececoogan
Jul 20, 2010 6:25 AM CST
Oh I did, I did. I can only dream of seeing it with my own eyes........
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 20, 2010 6:39 AM CST
Come over, I will take you there!
Regards.
Neil.

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