Our Unitarian connection is Charles Dickens. From UUA.org: Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is often considered the finest English novelist of the 19th century. He is known as well for exposing the wretchedness of the downtrodden, for his anger at their heartless oppression and for his contribution to the celebration of Christmas. … He was the conscience of Victorian England. Although Dickens was baptized and reared in the Church of England and was a nominal Anglican for most of his life, he turned to Unitarianism in the 1840s as a Broad Church alternative. He associated with Unitarians until the end of his life.
While our journey for 2018 will be in England, May 6 - 14, 2018, flowered and green, it is fun to see what it looks like now as Christmas is being celebrated.
Happy Trails for 2018! — Beverly
Photos below: Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle, Blists Hill Victorian Village, Ironbridge.