It was a lovely day yesterday in Winchester, fresher and cooler than of late. This is the Hospital of St Cross, a short stroll from the city centre along the River Itchen across water meadows. In many ways it is Winchester’s best kept secret so far as tourists are concerned. It is a tranquil community founded in 1132 and incorporates a very large church, barns, gardens and almshouses founded in 1132. St Cross is home to 25 Brothers. The Hospital of St Cross is famous for its unique and ancient tradition of providing the Wayfarer’s Dole. The Dole is a horn of beer and a morsel of bread given to any visitor who requests it. The custom was founded by a monk from Cluny in France, whose holy order always gave bread and wine to travellers. The tradition still continues today. But if you don’t request the Dole you won’t be offered it! St Cross is a five minute diversion from the M3 (J11) if you should be down in this neck of the woods and would like to follow the tradition and take the Dole. #bestkeptsecret

July 11, 2018 at 10:04AM It was a lovely day yesterday in Winchester, fresher and cooler than of late. This is the Hospital of St Cross, a short stroll from the city centre along the River Itchen across water meadows. In many ways it is Winchester’s best kept secret so far as tourists are concerned. It is a tranquil community founded in 1132 and incorporates a very large church, barns, gardens and almshouses founded in 1132. St Cross is home to 25 Brothers. The Hospital of St Cross is famous for its unique and ancient tradition of providing the Wayfarer’s Dole. The Dole is a horn of beer and a morsel of bread given to any visitor who requests it. The custom was founded by a monk from Cluny in France, whose holy order always gave bread and wine to travellers. The tradition still continues today. But if you don’t request the Dole you won’t be offered it! St Cross is a five minute diversion from the M3 (J11) if you should be down in this neck of the woods and would like to follow the tradition and take the Dole. #bestkeptsecret
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I don’t follow #football or #worldcup2018 but I wish #England 🇬🇧 well for today’s #semifinal. If we win I may even watch the #final on Sunday, but don’t bet on it!

July 11, 2018 at 03:46AM I don’t follow #football or #worldcup2018 but I wish #England 🇬🇧 well for today’s #semifinal. If we win I may even watch the #final on Sunday, but don’t bet on it!

She has to go, she really does. The PM has defied the single biggest vote in our history and let down the 82.4% of the electorate who backed parties that said they were committed to leaving the European Union at the general election. She has been downright evasive and betrayed those who put their faith in her. Me, for example.

July 10, 2018 at 11:52PM She has to go, she really does. The PM has defied the single biggest vote in our history and let down the 82.4% of the electorate who backed parties that said they were committed to leaving the European Union at the general election.
She has been downright evasive and betrayed those who put their faith in her. Me, for example.