On 5th May a group of 19 visited Fulham Palace which has a fascinating history as the site goes back to pre-historic times. It was the home of the Bishops of London and was used as their country retreat from 704 AD. Successive bishops lived there right up to 1973. The long period of occupation is reflected in the different architectural styles and features of the buildings. For example the Chapel is Victorian, the courtyard Tudor and the drawing room Georgian.
It was a beautiful sunny day and after the 90 minute tour and lunch, members enjoyed a stroll around the garden. Some took the opportunity to rest on chairs in the grounds made with chainsaws out of old trunks! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day including several new members.