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Belle Skinner Journal Wednesday, August 31, 1887


Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Westminster Abbey was our destination this morning.  We went to it quite early and spent several hours there.  We went first through the nave of the church looking at the numerous monuments.  The most striking ones to me were those to Pitt and Fox.  From this part we went out to the Jerusalem Chamber  where the first translation of the Bible was made, where all the Kings and Queens assemble after Coronation, where Henry IV died and where is the table on which Royal bodies are laid until burial.  Coming back into the church again, we went through the various Chapels where the Royalty are buried.  That of Henry VII is by far the most beautiful and interesting.

After lunch we went to Madame Tussauds’ wax works where we were immensely entertained.  The figures are wonderfully life-like and there are a great many of them.  After dinner we visited John Wesley’s Chapel where


Kitten and I sat, rather stood in his pulpit.  The rain prevented us from going into Bunhill Fields Cemetery to see the grave of John Bunyan.

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