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Chawton

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  • Day25

    Bern's Big Day Out

    August 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Today is “we will go wherever you want Bern day.”

    So a difficult 6 minute drive to Chawton where Jane Austin lived with her mother and sister for much of her writing life. Lovely little village, lots of thatch and moss roofs.

    We were early so sat in the park in the sun so we had a good run at the ticket office.

    Not sure what the locals make if all this. Although I’m sure some of them don’t mind as the only cafe in the place wouldn’t be here without the museum.

    Question, why is the cafe called Cassandra’s Cup?
    Bonus points for correct answers.

    Was a toss up who opened first the cafe or the museum. Cafe won by 39 secs and it was scones and cream. If only the coffee worked...Alas.

    Great little museum.

    Walk up a pleasant road to Chawton House where Janes’s brother lived. Church on the estate of course .

    All very civilised and when you are that early there are no crowds, just keen groupies.
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