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Winchester: Magical & Mystical (Part 1)

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: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Jul 21, 2010 6:51 AM CST
Oh Neil,

Your articles just keep getting better and better.

I hope you hide that camera under the bed to keep it safe. But, even if it were mine, I could never make it work as you do. A true artist's eye.

Thanks again.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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Jul 21, 2010 7:04 AM CST
Dear Nancy, so lovely to hear from you and I am delighted you liked it! Bit of work, but I did think of certain people and put some pubs in!
Wait for Part 2 although less buildings and outside of the city center, into the wildlife zone.
Including Keats famous poem which he wrote on his walks through the water meadows!

'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run.'


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Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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Jul 22, 2010 2:15 PM CST
Oh goody... I Love Wildlife!! Can't wait! Hurray!

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