Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lanhydrock, Cornwall – St Hydroc

From Blackburn in the north (though still south for northern vicar) we head down to Cornwall in the south. An excellent holiday cottage (16 Brunel Quays, Lostwithiel) through the efficient Sykes Cottages. Lots of trains, steam and diesel. I managed every railway … Continue reading

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Blackburn Cathedral

One of the suggestions I had for this Sabbatical was to visit all 42 English Cathedrals by local bus. I had plans to start at Newcastle and end at Carlisle, working down the east side, then along the south coast … Continue reading

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Nantwich, Cheshire – St Mary

We last came to Nantwich when we were on a narrow boat in 1983 – I remembered that the church had lovely misericords. We drove from Little Moreton Hall and parked in the town centre, Julie had a wander round the … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Oxford

I have managed to get out of order. We did Claydon, then Oxford, then Little Moreton Hall, then Nantwich. Sorry – as a holder of half a geography degree from the premier University (Cambridge, in case you don’t know), I … Continue reading

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