60 Years Ago Today

Sunday August 24, 1952:

Today we indulged in a double-decker bus ride and experienced the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It was an impressive ceremony which lasted for one and a half hours. We stood on the steps opposite the Changing of the Guard for over two hours. We talked to Americans from New York who mentioned that our English was better than theirs.

Next we visited Westminster Abbey. We caught the services there and the voices of the choir which were so beautiful. Then our next stops were the National Art Gallery, which was an art museum on Trafalgar Square, and the National Portrait Gallery, an art gallery which houses portraits of historically important and famous British people. Our last visit was to the Nightingale Lane Church which was so lovely.