Last time I wrote that I would do a bit more on Audlem, so here are a few images along the Shropshire Union Canal and in the village.Audlem Cross
Audlem Cross: IN MEMORY OF RICHARD BAKER BELLYSE WHO PROCTISED AS A SURGEON IN THIS TOWN FOR 40 YEARS. BORN 17TH MAY 1809, DIED 11TH JANUARY 1877. …
Audlem Cross: … BY MEDICINE LIFE MAY BE PROLONGED, YET DEATH WILL SEIZE THE DOCTOR TOO …
Audlem Cross: … A MAN HE WAS TO ALL THE COUNTRY DEAR …
Audlem Cross: … IN APPRECIATION OF A LIFE SPENT IN RELIEVING THE SUFFERING OF HIS FELLOW CREATURES.
Clearly a popular man.
Shroppie Fly (ENG 6-1 PAN)
Church of St James the Great
St James the Great, Audlem
Medieval robe chest and 15th century font
Font and pulpit
St James the Great was one of the twelve apostles, brother of St John. The guide says the church is 800 years old, but, while there have been later additions, the present church is more or less as it was in the 16th century. The font is 15th century and the pulpit 17th century. Most of the windows are 19th century. The six bells were all cast in 1736. The round shape of the churchyard, it says, implies an earlier Celtic settlement.