Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Chapel at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

  One of the pleasures of life is our National Trust Membership – we bought life membership when my Grandad died and left us some money, so every time we visit we remember him. In Cheshire on Thursday 15 May … Continue reading

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Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire – All Saints’

Monday 12 May and we’re en route from Oli & Kati near Kettering to Deb & Larry in Oxford. We arranged to meet Geoff & Anne at Claydon House, a National Trust property, rebuilt between 1757 and 1771. First we walked along the … Continue reading

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Perry Baptist Church, Cambridgeshire

OK, this one is a bit personal. Perry is village in Cambridgeshire (Huntingdonshire as was), just west of the A1, on the banks of Grafham Water. It was originally two hamlets, East Perry and West Perry, on the parish boundary … Continue reading

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Southwell – Stations of the Cross

Also in Southwell Minster we enjoyed (if that is the right word) Jonathan Clark’s “Stations of the Cross”. Back, I assume in 2000, several Suffolk churches had a Stations exhibition – we had a minibus and a group from the … Continue reading

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Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

Saturday 10 May 2014. We are on our second Sabbatical jaunt. Having spent a night in Sheffield we went to Bolsover Castle and then on to Southwell, and had a lovely wander round the Minster. Southwell Minster – website – The … Continue reading

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Newcastle – St Thomas (War Memorials outside)

St Thomas’s church is across the road from Haymarket metro station, and outside the metro is “The Winged Victory”, a memorial commemorating those who died in the Boer War of 1899-1901. It was not a good day for photos, so … Continue reading

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Newcastle – St Thomas

One of my jobs on this Sabbatical is to write an essay on John Wilson Carmichael. He was a nautical painter whose work still sells well, see this art dealer’s website. I am more interested in his etchings of the Newcastle and … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – the Shrine of St Cuthbert

I have a three month Sabbatical – which begs the question “what to do on Sunday?” On Low Sunday Julie and I were in Fort William, and we had a Sunday off. We drove to Ardnamurchan – 60 miles of … Continue reading

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Healey – St John

Julie and I were driving to the Hexham Book Festival – a marvellous few days of authors and events in what has become our favourite town. It was a beautiful morning, so I went the pretty way. Healey is a Grade II … Continue reading

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Beverley Minster – St John & St Martin

Today (3 May 2014) I have photographed another Northumberland church, and when I came to blog it I realised I’d written up two Yorkshire churches and not the third. So, wheel history back to Monday 27 January and let’s travel … Continue reading

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