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Grand Tour of the British Isles

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This table is an ATTEMPT to describe, organize, and possibly display the slides J. took in July 1970. (Note: There are many gaps in memory!) Dog-gone it, J **could have** kept a daily (or so) journal...

J. is confident the three of us flew from Chicago to Shannon Airport (in western Ireland); probably a non-stop round trip. BOAC operated between 1939 and 1974. IF I recall, we immediately rented a car from Shannon (Aunt Janet drove first). Driving on the LEFT was a minor(?) challenge.

Slides can be sorted into numbered order; this MIGHT help give the ("sketchy") sequence of sights we saw and places we visited. CONSIDERING: Using bogus dates to allow viewing in "natural sequence" (May 1..31, June 1.., etc.)

Slide Number Image (Y/N) Description Region Note on Slide Other Memories
136 Y Sam & Margaret Stewart Bailieborough Brother and sister We thought Sam looked like Grandpa Earl Stewart (at the time). After we talked for awhile, Sam told us "The pleasure is only half yours". They didn't know very much about "their" ancestors (and we didn't even record any basic info...). Looking back, Aunt Janet must have done TONS of research beforehand -- not the least of which was to locate them!!
145 Y First Bailieborough (Corglass) Presbyterian Church Bailieborough First Bailieborough Possible family connection? Genealogical records??
137 N Homestead Bailieborough Newer home / no picture of older one... "J. S. 1913" above door
138 Homestead Bailieborough Different angle
139 N? Lane into Stewarts? Bailieborough We must have been impressed (taken as we were leaving...)
140 N? Lane into Stewarts? Bailieborough

Ditto #139

141 N Lane into Stewarts? Bailieborough Ditto #139
135 Y All Saints Church, Holme upon Spalding Moor Yorkshire
133 Y All Saints Church Yorkshire
132 Y All Saints Church Yorkshire
131 Y All Saints Church Yorkshire Church at Holme upon Spalding Moor
45 N Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum London
46 N Post Office Tower London
18 N Cutty Sark Greenwich Last remaining tea clipper; Gipsy Moth IV nearby
20 N Thames River cruise London
6 N Thames River cruise London Royal Navy training ship
7 N Thames River cruise London St. Paul's Cathedral
8 N Thames River cruise London Tower Bridge
16 N Greenwich Royal Naval Observatory
2 N O'Hare Airport Chicago BOAC airplane
46 N London Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
58 N London St. Paul's Cathedral  ?Christopher Wren / Grandma wanted to see??
60 N London Big Ben / Thames on Left
49 N London Queen Mary's Gardens, Regent Park
48 N Public gardens London
47 N Rose garden  ?London
53 N London View from Post Office Tower We *must* have gone up it...
52 N London View from Post Office Tower Ditto #53
82 N Stratford Anne Hatheway Cottage Standard tourist fare
3 N O'Hare US BOAC *Probably* our plane approaching the gate
84 N London Fountain in Trafalgar Square Slide number hard to decipher
187 N Typical building (barn?) Not looked at on projector
22 N Center for the Performing Arts London
54 N View from Post Office Tower London Rental car (Blue) on ground level
183 N Ireland Irish farmhouse  ?Typical construction
184 N Ireland Farmhouse where we had Irish supper
182 N Bunratty Folk Park Ireland Reconstructed historic buildings
181 N Bunratty Folk Park Ireland
34? N Tower of London London
37 No -> Y Tower of London, Ceremony of the Keys London Crown Copyright
38 No -> Y Tower of London / View from S. W. London Crown Copyright
32 N Unidentified monument London
30 N Buckingham Palace London Getting band ready to perform for tourists
28 N Buckingham Palace London Close-up of guards at attention
26 N Buckingham Palace London Changing of the Guards
25 N Queen Victoria Monument London
24 N Buckingham Palace London Guards on duty
23 N Poster about new elections London Formalities of the election process
21 N Center for the Perfoming Arts London
89 N Roadside scenery Wales Wales
88 N Wales Wales countryside
87 N Stone cathedral Worcester(?) Cathedral "My mind is a terrible thing to waste..."
86 N Mary Arden Stratford? Farm machinery behind Mary Arden's dovecote
85 N Mary Arden's Home Stratford
156 N Unidentified seashore  ?
152 N Dublin Harbor Ireland Looking across Dublin Harbor towards Dublin
147? N Ireland Typical Irish cottage
158 N Blarney Castle Ireland "Yes, I have kissed the Stone"
155| N Coast and beach Ireland
182 N Distant scenery Ireland MAYBE local to Bailieborough??
91 N Roadside scenery Wales
93 N Harlech Castle Wales Wikipedia: World Heritage Site
92 N Aberystwyth Wales
94 N Caernarfon Castle Wales Prince Charles Investiture, 1969
96 N Caernarfon Later: Commonly anglicized as: Caernarvon
97 N Liverpool Harbor Liverpool Later: J. would LOVE to see the exact itinerary (along with the rationale for each point visited)
98 N Liverpool drawbridge opening England We MUST have had to stop...
99 N View of motorway north of Liverpool "Kind of like an interstate"
81 N Anne Hatheway Cottage Stratford
180 N Bunratty Castle
62 N Statue of Oliver Cromwell London Need to verify location
63 N Typical London street and traffic London
64 N Bank of England London "The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street"
65 N Bank of England London
66 N Windsor Castle Berkshire
68 N Windsor Castle Berkshire
69 N Windsor Castle Berkshire
70 N Oxford University Oxford
71 N Streets of Oxford Oxford
72 Blenheim Palace Oxford Associated with the family of Winston Churchill (10th Duke of Marlborough) Later: World Heritage Site
73 N Monument to the First Duke of Marlborough On grounds of Blenheim Palace
78 N Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford
79 N Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford ... as viewed from the Garden
129 N Shambles York
125 N Scotland  ?? Looking back at Scotland
123 N Edinburgh Castle Scotland
74 N Unidentified doorway  ??
67 N Windsor Castle London
61 N Big Ben and Houses of Parliament London
75 N? Rolright Stones  ?? near Chipping Norton
76 N Rolright Stones
80 N Anne Hatheway's House
130 N York Yorkshire? Open-air market
128 N Shambles in York Yorkshire?
126 N? Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall ?? Barracks?
17 N? Greenwich Mean Time London
5 N? River boat on Thames London
4 N? Ebury Court Hotel London Ebury Street
19 N? Gipsy Moth IV London
40 Y Tower of London London Chief Yeoman Warder
15 N Prime Meridian London Greenwich
55 N Post Office Tower London
57 N? Olde Curiousity Shop London Grandma remembered the story
50 N? Cast and Set of Midsummer NIght's Dream London?  ?Regents Park
0 N Tower of London London from Thames cruise
43 N? Lord Nelson Monument London
82 N? Lord Nelson Monument London Trafalgar Square
81 N? Admiralty Arch London?
154 N? Campanile at Trinity College, Dublin Dublin
153 N Scenic view Unknown Not looked at on projector
149 N? Howth Head Lighthouse ??
176 N? Cliffs of Moher  ??
178 N? Knappogue Castle  ??
179 N? Knappogue Castle  ??
83 Y New Place  ?? Grandma and Aunt Janet in doorway
157 Y Kissing the Blarney Stone Ireland? Aunt Janet
143 Y Church of Ireland in Bailieborough
162 Y Blarney Castle Ireland
109 Y Robert Burns' birthplace Ireland? Probably at Grandma's request?
115 Y Robert the Bruce Ireland? Sparrow on crown?
113 Y Unknown building near Holy Rood Church Ireland?? More research required
36 Y Tower of London London Crown Copyright
35 Y Tower of London, White Tower London Crown Copyright
31 Y? Buckingham Palace London Band leaving
88 N Harvard House London?
95 Y Carnaervon Castle Wales?
144 Need to look at on projector
146 Y First Bailieborough?? Ireland?
148 Y First Bailieborough?? Ireland
151 N Irish Sea coast view Ireland?
134 Y All Saints' Church Yorkshire
120 N Stirling Castle Scotland
112 N Ben Lomond Scotland
111 N Loch Lomond Scotland
114 N? View from Stirling Castle bridge Scotland
107 N Scottish highlands Scotland
108 N Robert Burns' cottage Scotland?
110 N Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond?? Scotland
163 N? Blarney Castle Blarney, Scotland Near Cork
108 N Rydal Mount?? English Lake District Wordsworth's view
104 N? Back of Dove Cottage English Lake District
161 N Blarney Castle Scotland View of Blarney Stone from ground level
105 N? Dove Cottage (Wordsworth?) English Lake District View from bench at rear
103 N? Wordsworth's "view" (Rydal Mount) English Lake District
44 N? Fountain in Trafalgar Square London Find name?? / Slide number hard to decipher
56 N? Olde Curiousity Shop London No Wikipedia entry for London...

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