Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Bayeux Tapestry

 Battle Abbey has put in a bid to host the Bayeux Tapestry when it comes to Britain in four years time. I don't suppose it'll win out against the British Museum- because London has the big guns- but I'd love it if it did. There could be no more appropriate venue than the site of the battle. Besides, it's just down the road from here.

I almost saw the tapestry when I was a kid. We were driving through Normandy and I spotted the turn-off for Bayeux and began bouncing up and down on the back seat going "Can we? Oh, can we, pleeeease." And my father said, "We'll find a hotel first, then come back." And then he went on driving and went on driving- and of course we never did.

Parents and their promises, eh? They think children have short memories. Wrong. It's old people who can't hold onto a thought. Children remember forever and ever....


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