ST. MARGARET’S WESTMINSTER

ST. MARGARET’S WESTMINSTER

Literally in Westminster Abbey’s shadow, St. Margaret’s was built for local residents by Abbey monks sick of sharing their church with laymen. It’s the official worshipping place of the House of Commons the first few pews are cordoned off for the Speaker, Black Rod, and other dignitaries. Don’t miss the extraordinary grey-hued 1966 Piper Windows. (Parliament Sq. Tube: Westminster. Open M-F 9:30am-3:45pm, Sa 9:30am-l:45pm, Su 2-5pm. Free.)

ST. MARGARET’S WESTMINSTER Photo Gallery




W. F. Kampman, Amsterdam, purchased and renamed her Tika in 1962. From 1963, H. Buitenwerf at Groningen became the registered owner and renamed her Buka. On the evening of 7 April 1970, the Buka left St. David’s in Fife, bound for London with a 238-ton cargo of roadstone. The following morning, however, she was reported as having sprung a serious leak while 3.5 miles east of Castle Point, Dunstanburgh, Northumberland. The four crewmen were said to have abandoned ship because the Buka immediately filled up with water.

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