August 08, 2007

AWC Beaconsfield Hike

A group of us decided to go on an impromptu 12.2 hike starting and ending in Beaconsfield (pronounced "beckonsfield").
At noon, we had a wonderful lunch in the White Hart Pub in the village of Chalfont St Giles, home of (John) Milton's Cottage. We walked through a beamed archway and took a group photo in front of the parish church lychgate. This parish church is a Norman church originally built in 1150-1180.

We eventually reached Jordans where William Penn, his two wives, and 10 of his 16 children are buried. We also saw the "Mayflower Barn" which is purported to have been built from scrap lumber when the Mayflower was dismantled in Rotherhithe.

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