Much of the Stone for the Houses of Parliament came from Anston hear Sheffield and was transported down the Chesterfield canal and then around the coast to London. I remember playing in some of these disused quarries when I was a child in the 60’s and 70’s.
If you go into the entrance of the Methodist church in South Anston you will find a white lady, it was presented to Anston following the restoration of the Houses of Parliament long ago.
The government want to move operations out of the Houses of Parliament from 2020 and spend at least £4 billion on it. I think we should go one step further forward and provide a new Parliament building in the centre of the UK, which will reduce the excesses in expenses of our current M.P’s.
The Houses of parliament should then become a museum and pay for its own up keep.
I had a look today how much it costs to go around the Houses of Parliament, £18.50 for a audio tour and a further £30 for an afternoon tea. These prices are scandalous and everybody who is a British tax payer has a right to view this building for a reasonable price, bearing in mind we paid for it. www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/tours-of-parliament/
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