England Trip
Day 12 June 29, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde

Saturday June 29 - Wells

From Priddy, we drive to Wells with its magnificent Cathedral. At the Cathedral, Scotty answers some questions on a sheet and earns a certificate proclaiming him a "Junior Cathedral Guide." In the Cathedral there is a cool clock that has a revolving "jousting" scene and a man whose hands and feet move, as if he is striking large bells, when the clock strikes.

At a shop, Jan treats us to truffles (chocolate bonbon-like candies with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate filling) and we buy some eccles buns to eat later.

Image of Market at Wells

Market at Wells outside of Wells Cathedral's Gate

Image of One Gate to Wells Cathedral

One Gate to Wells Cathedral's Yard

Image of

West Front of Wells Cathedral
Over 300 13th Century Statues on the Face. Cathedral started in 1175 AD.

Image of Clock in Wells Cathedral

World's Oldest Working Clock is in Wells Cathedral (1390).
A knight's tournament is acting out every quarter hour in which one knight is knocked down.

Image of Scissor's Arch

Scissor's Arch

Image of Ceiling of 
Wells Cathedral

Fan Vaulting near Ceiling of Wells Cathedral

Image of Paint Design on 

Paint Design on Ceiling

Image of Steps to
Chapter House

Steps to Chapter House laid in about 1290.
You can see the wear from 700 years of people's feet.

Image of Police 
Car in Wells

Police Car in Wells

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