Category Archives: Churches

Grave Markers from The Great War

World War One Grave Markers Watching a local news report on soldiers from a local village who lost their lives at Passchendaele which included scenes from inside the church I spotted several Grave Markers from the Great War. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and the poppy

The art installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, at the Tower of London featuring 888,426 individual ceramic poppies, each representing a life lost in the First World War, has made it easier to imagine that tremendous loss of … Continue reading

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It pays to ask

Visiting museums and historical sites I always allow double the amount of time estimated for a visit. Often hidden in the detail on those information boards there is a spark of an idea for an article or an interesting fact … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

You never know who or what you might encounter on a stroll through the main streets of a town or city and Oxford last Saturday was no exception. With much of the area pedestrianised or restricted to buses, taxis and … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge 2013 X is for Xylophone

Xylophones and drums are amongst the first musical instruments we encounter – usually purchased by friends and relatives rather than  parents as they are not renowned for their tunefulness when banged by eager youngsters. They do give that rhythm and … Continue reading

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Redundant Churches

Following a few technical problems its time to look again at some of Britain’s stories. Several of the churches visited recently are no longer used regularly for services yet are kept open for their historic interest. Many of these are … Continue reading

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Royal Arms in Churches

Whenever we visit a church we always look to see if they are displaying any Royal Arms. Often painted onto board or canvas, churches were first required to display the Royal Arms following the reformation during the reign of Henry … Continue reading

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Visiting Churches

When visiting a new location it always worth seeing if you can visit the church. You may find out a great deal about the community past and present. Besides the architectural features from doorways and arches to pillars and doors … Continue reading

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