Theresa May sails on the beaulieu river to visit Buckler’s Hard
Former Prime Minister Theresa May made the most of her new-found leisure time with a sail along the picturesque Beaulieu River and a visit to Buckler’s Hard over the bank holiday weekend.
Mrs May and her husband Philip enjoyed afternoon tea on deck, overlooking the unspoilt haven of the Beaulieu River, before being given a personal tour of the once thriving shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar were built in the 18th century.
She said: “It was a pleasure to share our passion for Buckler’s Hard and the Beaulieu River and the story of its fascinating past. This is a very special place and we were honoured that they chose to make a personal visit.
Mr and Mrs May’s tour also included exploring the Shipwright’s Cottage and Chapel of St Mary’s, with its smugglers’ cellar beside the altar. End-of-summer visitors to Buckler’s Hard can enjoy the same features, see living history characters bringing its past to life until September 1st and trips on the River Cruise until September 22nd. Refreshments are available in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms.
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