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Parts of the Guild Chapel may date back to 1269 when the Guild of the Holy Cross was given permission to build a hospital and chapel. The chancel was rebuilt in the 1450s and the nave, porch and west tower were reconstructed in the 1490s This later work was funded by Hugh Clopton (died 1496), [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 4th 2023

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Street Art

A commission initiated by Telford & Wrekin Council has transformed an underpass that I regularly walk past into an artwork.

The project saw local graffiti artist ‘Auniqueart’ and community groups transform an underpass and six signal boxes with street art, themed around the new nature area being cleared by Leegomery Community Centre.
The mural, painted by street [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2022

Knapton Church is built in the ‘Decorated’ style of the 14th  century. It was restored in 1882-3 under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott.

The font stands on three high steps: the large octagonal bowl is of Purbeck marble supported on a central shaft and eight smaller ones. The font cover dated 1704 bears the inscription [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 22nd 2022

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Above the door inside the Chapter House one of three the  mediaeval paintings that can be found within Lichfield Cathedral can be seen. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The other two paintings are located in the South Isle of the Cathedral. One of the paintings depicts the Crucifixion, the other depicts  the Holy Trinity with [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2022

The war memorial at Seaham is located on Terrace Green, by the sea front. The memorial is a Celtic cross designed by Mr TA Lawson and unveiled 1922 in dedication to the local men who lost their lives in the First World War. It was later further dedicated to those lost in the Second World War. The monument [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 27th 2022

The Castle is one of the best preserved Bishops’ palaces in Europe, sitting right at the heart of The Auckland Project. Auckland Castle has reopened its doors in 2019 after major conservation work with State Rooms restored to their original Georgian Gothic splendour, designed by architect James Wyatt.

The Bishop Trevor Gallery, named after Richard Trevor, [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 22nd 2022

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