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London to Brussels Wednesday 8 February 1893

Pilgrims arrived at Chatham and Dover Railway Station and board their special train which departed for Dover at 9 55 am.  The train ran alongside the special steamer and the pilgrims quickly boarded.  Four hours later it arrived in Ostend, Belgium. 

The pilgrims had time for refreshments before they boarded the train for Brussels.  Buses met the pilgrims at the station and took them to their hotels.  After dinner, although it was late some of them went to explore the city.  It was to be their only chance as they were leaving for Lucerne in Switzerland at 6 50 the next morning.  They discovered a grand reception was being held at the Palace.  They saw soldiers, both on foot and horse and carriages waiting in line to take the guests home. 
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