Thursday, 26 April 2018

Visit to Bilsington for afternoon tea

Our members visited St. Augustine's Priory at Bilsington for a tour of the grounds, followed by tea.
After arrival we were shown into the priory building where an interesting talk was given about the history of the site.

The priory has been in existence for 800 years but it is thought that the site has been occupied for even longer. Archeological finds have included Roman water offering charms, a possible Viking necklace and it is rumoured that a chest of gold went missing here when the soldiers wages during the 100 years war was stored on the site.


We didn't find any treasure but made our way across the gardens and past the fish pond to the farmhouse conservatory for a really fabulous afternoon tea. 

One person said it was the best afternoon tea she had ever had!  During tea the current owner of the priory chatted to members about the estate.

A very enjoyable time was had by all!

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