DABEWP Old Way Pilgrimage 2021 Southampton-Rye

Day 1: Induction and Southampton to Hamble

Today's Notes: 1. We don't envisage that everybody will start at Southampton Station, rather only those who arrive by train, hence Mettricks Guildhall Café Bar is designated "meeting point". 2. Those carrying their own lunch have the option of eating at the Pear Tree Church instead or the nearby Pear Tree pub which does not do food so lets customers eat their own. 3. To go on the tower tour, which is arranged for our group, at the Royal Victoria Chapel, you will need to pay £3.25. 4. At the end of the walk, the parishioners of St Andrew will be providing us with refreshments!


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 1


Pilgrims gathered to start from Southampton Station John Chenery


A bigger group at Mettricks Café. John Chenery


The Chief Route Planner checks his coordinates Aidan Simons


The front markers are ready for the off Aidan Simons


The pilgrims follow on Aidan Simons


Up onto the city's mediaeval walls Aidan Simons


Henriette passes the Tudor House Aidan Simons


St Michael the Archangel, oldest building in Southampton John Chenery


Pilgrim crosses given out at St Michael's church. Appropriately, Michael is about to get his. John Chenery


Window in St Michael's Aidan Simons


Holy Rood ruined church Aidan Simons


Checking the Medieval Merchants House Aidan Simons


St Joseph's Bugle Street Aidan Simons


Passing the Friary site Aidan Simons


Passing the Friary site Aidan Simons


View from the Itchen Bridge Aidan Simons


Pilgrims lunch after the Itchen Bridge Aidan Simons


Bruce used disposable masks to make this year's pilgrimage crosses. John Chenery


Lunch at the Yacht Tavern. John Chenery


I've been on backmarking duty so not very thorough with my tweets this morning. John Chenery


Inside Pear Tree Church Aidan Simons


Inside Pear Tree Church Aidan Simons


Pear Tree Church named after a pear tree planted by Queen Elizabeth I John Chenery


Inside Netley Abbey Aidan Simons


Netley Abbey Ruins John Chenery


Royal Victoria Chapel John Chenery


Top of the Royal Victoria Tower. How many steps was that? John Chenery


View from the tower John Chenery


Inside Royal Victoria Chapel (now a museum) Aidan Simons


Skirting the oil terminal Aidan Simons


Today's destination: St Andrew the Apostle, Hamble-le-Rice Aidan Simons


St Andrew the Apostle Aidan Simons