Yesterday evening a group of more than 20 Brue Valley Rotarians and friends visited Glastonbury Abbey, where we joined ‘Brother Paul’ for a tour of the abbey ruins. After learning that at the time of the Doomsday Book the abbey was the wealthiest in the land, Brother Paul enlightened us in the legends of Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur.
After the great fire in 1184 the abbey was re-built in just four years to become the largest in the country. The tour revealed the vastness of the abbey surroundings and its lands around, for those who had not visited previously a more leisurely return is recommended.
A big thank you to local historian, rotarian, cider maker and friend of Brue Valley, Alan Stone (Brother Paul) for his time and for making our visit so interesting. Alan joined us at Knights Fish Restaurant in Glastonbury for supper.