07 July, 2007

Bishop's Stortford home of the Empire Builder.

A brief visit to Bishop's Stortford, where Cecil Rhodes was born, although I saw nothing of his birthplace. There is a pleasant high street with some old houses converted into shops and what was the Wimpy Bar has been converted into a Zizzi. There is a six hundred year old church with a norman font and it was open strangely enough. The tower had been restorred in the 1990s. It was at this church that Cecil Rhodes's father preached.

I once came upon the phrase "There is no evidence that [Rhodes] was homosexual". Dose this mean that there was a lot of rumour and conjecture?

I also saw a little row of single storey cottages, the King's Trust Cottages. They had a medallion of Edward VII (perhaps) on each one.

A short period spent there but happy.

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