Lloyd Page - My View
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lloyd and I'm 64 years old. I have a learning disability. I'm an advocate for Lewisham Speaking Up and I also a member of Peter and Friends. I believe in equality, diversity and that everyone has a right to have a voice and to be heard.
On this page you will find my blogs, my work with Jim Blair, Steve Hardy and what I'm interested in. I have been a presenter at the Nursing Times Awards, written books for 'Peter & Friends', written for Books Beyond Words and I used to work for Mencap for 31 years but I have retired.
My visit to the Tower of London
During October of this year I visited the Tower of London with Steve. We walked from London Bridge and walked past HMS Belfast. That's going to be our next place to visit. When we arrived we went for lunch and then the Crown Jewels. Going to see the Crown Jewels was an amazing experience. These jewels have been worn by some of the most famous people from British history from Henry VIII to Charles III. Then we went to the White Tower. A message of warning be fit or take lots of breaks! We saw the statues of horses used by royalty, all of the weaponry used in wars and all of the famous people who were imprisoned in the Tower like so many of Henry VIII wives. We then went out to the green where all of the beheadings were done. It was a great place to visit which was full of history goin gback over 1,000 years.
My visit to Allington Castle
During September I visited Allington Castle. I had a lovely day, met loads of nice people and saw a castle which was set in history. We started off by getting the boat from the River Medway in Maidstone. A beautiful boat ride along the scenic river. When we arrived we were greeted by two very knowledgeable escorts who informed us of all the historic things that had happened where we were standing for over 1,000 years. We also met the proprietor of Allington Castle who purchased a derelict building in 1996 with the aim of bringing the castle to its magnificent presence. We then saw the chapel that had tapestries of Sir Thomas Wyatt who owned the castle during Henry VIII's era. Then we were taken to the beautiful gardens, which were so impressive. We also saw a buzzard and many other birds. It was a brilliant day out!