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Mr Monkey visits Bristol Cathedral, 4th June

"They probably didn't need two ships for the one Alexander"

Mr Monkey looking around the Eastern  Lady Chapel Mr Monkey looking at the tomb of an abbot

Mr Monkey scurried around the Eastern Lady Chapel, which was originally built in 1298. He studied the recess tombs of three abbots (the cathedral was an abbey church before it grew up to be a cathedral), and was impressed by the bright colours of the chapel. The chapel was repainted in the colourful medieval style in 1935. Mr Monkey was interested to learn that the candlesticks on the altar were thank offerings for the return of two ships which brought Alexander Selkirk, the famous castaway, back to Bristol and civilisation.

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