Wednesday, May 19, 2010

St. Albans for #gumtreepeople

Just created my #gumtreepeople entry forSt. Albans (after some time wrestling with Gumtree's strict naughty words filter). Yes it is for a competition, but that doesn't mean that what I wrote isn't true!

St. Albans is a market and cathedral town that sits near the site of the former Roman Britain town called Verulamium. It was one of the bigger Roman settlements in Britain. So large in fact that it even attracted the attention of Queen Boudica who went on to sack and burn the town. It recovered and continued to grow up until the Roman occupation ended about 1500 years ago.

The modern St. Albans takes its name from Saint Alban, the first British Christian martyr. It has been suggested that the name Holywell Hill near the Cathedral site, is because the severed head of Saint Alban rolled down the hill from the execution site, and where it came to rest it uncovered a spring (thus being named Holywell).

Well enough of history, here's my entry about what I find best about the town. If you have any questions about the town, please leave a comment here or on this forum post hosted on Gumtree.

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