Next I drove to Romsey which is a country town where the Mountbatten estate is located. Mountbatten was prince Phillip's uncle and was very close to prince Charles. Mountbatten was killed by an IRA bomb while vacationing in Ireland in 1979. When Mountbatten was killed his body was returned to Southamptom airport where my uncle worked for British Airways and was responsible for unloading the royal luggage from this flight. The Mountbatten estate is the major employer in this area (cleaners, carpenters, cooks, gardeners etc.) We drove by the estate and it is massive.
We visited the Tudor Rose Pub in Romsey where a workmate of Michael's was playing in a band. A number of years ago David played with the Mumbo Gerry ( in the summer time when the weather is fine . . . .). The band played 60's music and were fabulous - the pub was so small it could fit no more than 50 people and the washrooms were located outside the pub in the back courtyard.