Buddhist monks to help run new temple in Bradford on Avon

Saisunee and Alan Pettitt with Joy Richards, centre, outside the former Orient Express restaurant in Bridge Street, now cleared to become a Buddhist temple

Saisunee and Alan Pettitt with Joy Richards, centre, outside the former Orient Express restaurant in Bridge Street, now cleared to become a Buddhist temple

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The former Orient Express restaurant in Bradford on Avon is to become a Buddhist temple after Wiltshire Council approved a change of use request.

Now called the Ton Boon Trust, the restaurant in Bridge Street closed in 2012. It was classed as a meditation centre, but can now officially be classed as a Buddhist temple.

The first floor is already a meditation room and work will start on the top floor of the Grade-II listed building to accommodate two Thai monks.

On February 9 a Sunday school will open to teach the Thai language and culture and from February 15 the meditation room will be available for use.

For more details, email tonboontrust@gmail.com

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