Cathedral builders

Today I had some business in Chester.  Having some spare time I visited the cathedral and found something I managed to miss on my last visit.

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Chester Cathedral in LEGO, under construction

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St Helen and the Roman Empire

I said I would post some images of the interior to St Helen’s church, Tarporley.  I am not one for religion, but I do recognise the importance of the churches in our history and the great length of continuity the church provides.

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Lych Gate, St Helen, Tarporley, Cheshire.

The inscription on the Lych Gate reads:  Let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness, which seems to be from Psalm 143, though “me” is replaced by “them”.

But, as I don’t recall any mention in Sunday School, who was St Helen and why a dedication in Cheshire?

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Worcester

Last week I stayed at Summerfield, just outside Kidderminster.  On Wednesday I doubled up boat-hunting with a trip to Worcester.  Here are few pictures of the cathedral and a few other things that caught my eye.

My main objective was Diglis Basin, but as I approached the cathedral the rain began.  But first, one of the city’s famous residents. Continue reading “Worcester”

Gone, but (not quite) forgotten

A bit of family history, well someone’s family history, at least.

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A gateway into history

On my way back from Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station, I passed the overgrown St Peters Graveyard in Bishopton.  Having plenty of time I thought I would mooch about.  Continue reading “Gone, but (not quite) forgotten”

A postcard from Carlton Miniott

(I began writing this on Friday last:  please bear with me.)

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St Lawrence, Carlton Miniott, North Yorkshire.

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