Thursday, 5 November 2009
Houses of Parliament Rifle Range
It's November the 5th. How could we not mention something about fireworks.
I thought this might interest you as, at the moment British Members of Parliament are under such scrutiny.
The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) is a vast complex of nearly 1,200 rooms.
It includes The House of Commons, The House of Lords, Westminster Hall and BIG BEN.
Almost a self-contained village, all the facilities that Members of Parliament and Lords could need, maybe they never have to venture out into the real world.
According to the 2006 House of Lords staff handbook, all persons permanently employed at the Palace of Westminster are entitled to join the Sports and Social Club. A bar with hot and cold snacks, darts and a 0.22 rifle range.
It is said that enquiries from the public about the rifle range are met with a dignified silence.........
In 1994 they voted to keep the rifle range rather than open a creche..... I know the facts here might be a few years old.............makes you think about GUY FAWKES though..........
The pictures and video above have absolutely nothing to do with Guy Fawkes or the Houses of Parliament. We were on the beach this morning. Slightly windy. Where would we sooner be London or Devon?
Need you ask?