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Monday 30 June 03

Voyage voyage
Posted by Derek at 8:21AM

"In 1953 Roy Jenkin, a 21 year-old student from Exeter, cycled around France, Switzerland and Germany with his schoolfriend Gordon Newbery. They covered 2,286 miles, slept in potting sheds, hay barns, and even a railway marshalling yard, and the whole trip cost them 24 15s. His diary and this website, describes the long-gone Europe of horse carts, cobbles and old fashioned hospitality, a continent which was still recovering from six years of war. This summer - fifty years on - Roy's daughter Nina is planning to retrace her father's route."

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