Happy Easter 2016

Px3518_800x500_EasyHDR3_Title - 4 Apr 2006

Above: Lesnes Woods.

The woodland scene is the ancient site of Lesnes Abbey, a short walk from Abbey Wood Station. An abbey was built due to money provided by a knight called Richard de Luci who was one of the four knights that rode down to Canterbury and killed Thomas a Becket in the cathedral on 29 December 1170. Luci had the abbey built as an act of penance and, once constructed, he lived there for the rest of his life.

At the time of the Dissolution the buildings were taken down and only the outline of the abbey remains in the grass of the gardens on the site. Rising above the abbey site are hills covered in woodland. At this time of the year the ground in those woods is carpeted with wild daffodils which are to be seen in the picture.


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