Tuesday, 23 April 2013


On Saturday we went to Dover. On the way there we saw where Thomas Beckett was killed.

Then we went to Chilham. It's a place where Emma was filmed. We went there to see some of our ancestors' graves. When we got there we looked around and we found a few. One of them was my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather William Pullen. He was born in 1764 and died in 1842.

Outside the church where many of my ancestors were christened, married and buried.

Next to William Pullen's grave.
At Dover we saw some people celebrating St George's day. Jacob, Elsie and I played a game where we pretended the French were attacking. We could see France and I realised it was easier to swim the English channel than I had thought.

We went inside Dover Castle and into the kitchens. I pretended I was a food critic. As we were in the kitchens a lady came and said the King was going to dine and we could come and watch him. So we went. It was very lifelike. The King told the lady to tell him a story. She told him about Sir Lambvell. Sir Lambvell was a brave knight and one of the knights of the round were jealous of him and they laughed at him. So he would go out and hide in the forest. One day he went further into the forest than usual and met some fairies and a fairy queen. He asked the queen if she would be his love. She said yes, but only if he would never tell anyone about her. He agreed. One day Guinevere (King Arthur's wife) told Sir Lambvell that she was in love with him. He was furious and accidentally said he was in love with the fairy queen. Now Guinevere was furious. She told King Arthur that Sir Lambvell said she wasn't the beautifullest lady in the kingdom. King Arther said Sir Lambvell should be burnt. When he was about to be burnt, the fairy queen came and rescued him.

After that I saw a World War II hospital tunnel.

Dover Castle

In the kitchens
Helping tell the story - I was a knight.

white cliffs of Dover.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bec, the photos of your fabulous day out look great. Must have been interesting to see France. I suspect it might still be a difficult swim! Loved your retelling of the story, this must have been a great highlight. Love Grandad.