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The central panel shows the legend of St. George killing a dragon outside the city of Antioch.
Below is his wife Sabra who has just borne three boys, one of whom is being carried off by a lion. This romantic addition to the legend was current in the sixteenth century.
St. George is the patron saint of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2017

The floor at the east end of King’s College Chapel has been lowered to enable Rubens painting, the ‘Adoration of the Magi’ to be displayed beneath the great East Window.

This powerful masterpiece was painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in 1634 for the convent of the White Nuns at Louvain in Belgium, and was subsequently [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2017

Snowy Farr lived in Oakington and was a well known fundraiser for blind charities.

When Snowy retired he decided he wanted to help raise money for charity, so he stood on Market Hill collecting with his flowing white beard and dressed himself in a antique military uniform with an eccentric looking stripped top hat.
He became a [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2017

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Mindful Colouring

No Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2017

…Christian stories in glass

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2017

Saint John Wall, O.F.M., (1620 – 22 August 1679) was an English Catholic Franciscan friar, who is honored as a martyr.

He was born in Preston, Lancashire. When of age, he entered the English College, Douai (in modern-day northern France) in 1641, and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1645. He returned to his homeland for several years, saying Mass for the Catholics who stayed [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 15th 2017

A Mystery Explained…

Synopsis: (from  book preface by The Duke of Northumberland 1983)
It is approximately 4000 years ago that our remote ancestors, who are sometimes known as the ‘Beaker People’ because of the distinctively decorated cinerary urns they fashioned to contain ashes of the dead, incised markings on the sandstone rocks of Northumberland, which are generally [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2017

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