Earlier in the week I was delighted to welcome 50 members of the Sompting & Lancing Pathfinders Group for a tour around Parliament.
I had spoken at one of their monthly meetings at the Harriet Johnson Centre earlier in the year on the subject of Sussex Archaeology and invited them for a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site that is Parliament and they came up in force.
It always surprises me just how few people have actually visited the Mother of Parliaments even though any citizen of the UK is entitled to come in addition to the many thousands of tourists we welcome each year.
I spent about an hour with them afterwards for a talk and a question time session and we almost managed to avoid the dreaded B word – Brexit.
Given that MPs and Lords will be evacuating the whole building at some stage in the next few years for substantial restoration work I have been encouraging people to come and visit whilst they still can, so if you are part of a group that might be interested in a trip then do let me know.