Wednesday, 19 September -- Bradford, Stratford-On-Avon, London

We left Jurys Inn in Bradford to board the bus for the last day's journey. Bradford is another of the industrial cities that thrived for many years, then fell on hard times for decades. Now there is a cultural revival and renewal of the city going on. The old drab buildings are very soot-stained.
Out on the highway, traffic was very congested and slow. We watched the movie The King's Speech while inching along. At a rest stop the fairies apparently came through again, leaving each of us a Yorkie (milk chocolate) bar. Thank you fairies.
Our last stop of the tour was Stratford-Upon-Avon, a lovely town and of course everything Shakespeare! We walked through town and along the river to Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church.

It's a very nice medieval church on its own and particularly interesting because of its connection to the Shakespeares. On the way back we walked through quiet residential streets to the main pedestrian area. I popped into a Christmas store and then we visited

the Shakespeare museum and birthplace. The winds are so intense that some areas are closed for fear of falling branches. It was a nice way to end this part of our vacation.

We checked into the Ibis in London and had dinner in the pub there and a relaxing evening.

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