Category Archives: World War 1

Jarrow, Tyne & Wear – St Paul, and Jarrow Hall

On Friday 29 September I headed North to give my Carmichael talk to the Friends of Beamish. At Newcastle I jumped on the metro and headed south to Bede. I last here with Hannah one Christmas Eve as she wanted a … Continue reading

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Penrith, Cumbria – St Andrew

St Andrew’s church, Penrith, is in the middle of the town – NY516301. It has a website. I picked up a lovely flyer “A Church for all Seasons – The Wedding Season is all year at St Andrew’s – Begin … Continue reading

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Gedling, Nottinghamshire – All Hallows

We drove across Nottingham to Gedling. I think I came to Gedling colliery on a railtour in the early 1990s, a day exploring colliery lines which started at Newark Castle. All Hallows church is on the main road at SK617426. … Continue reading

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Beeston, Nottinghamshire – St John the Baptist

Friday 8 September and it is Heritage Open Days weekend. I had a funeral visit first thing. Then we drove across to Nottingham and tried to find Beeston Parish Church. We found a parking space, and a main shopping street, and … Continue reading

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Harewood, Yorkshire – All Saints’

Tuesday 29 August was a day for a drive. Harewood House near Leeds has some of the costumes from Victoria, the TV series which will bring beauty to my Sunday evenings now Demelza Poldark has finished. Julie was keen to go, … Continue reading

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Shirley, Derbyshire – St Michael

On the afternoon of Friday 11 August we went for a drive, and ended up at the village and church of Shirley – St Michael’s, SK 218416. It is part of the Brailsford benefice, with this website – click on … Continue reading

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Lichfield, Staffordshire – Cathedral church of St Chad, Nave and Transepts

Lichfield Cathedral is located at SK 116097, dedicated to St Chad, website here. You can read the whole of the Victoria County history here, but sadly a 360 degree panorama shot by the BBC here no longer seems to be … Continue reading

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Yoxall, Staffordshire – St Peter

St Peter’s church, Yoxall, in on the busy main road – SK 142190. They have a website, but don’t seem to have a Vicar at the moment. We parked in the pub car park – lovely flowers, we must go … Continue reading

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King’s Bromley, Staffordshire – All Saints

Thursday 3 August was my 55th birthday. We drove to Lichfield, which is a town we enjoy, with a nice coffee shop by the car park. We did some shopping. We had a good explore of the Cathedral – I’ll blog … Continue reading

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Bradbourne, Derbyshire – All Saints’

Back home we tried to have a day off on Friday 28 July. We had coffee at the National Stone Centre, and then cut across to Brassington. Sadly the church was locked. We went on to Bradbourne. Here is All … Continue reading

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