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Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross
In the middle ages three crosses stood in different locations around the town. All three, The White Cross in West Bar, The Bread Cross near Butchers Row and High Street and finally The High or Market Cross in Cornhill were destroyed by puritans at the star of the 1600’s. The puritans disliked religious imagery [...]

7 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2017

The original Norman east end of the Cathedral was built upon a crypt, which remains virtually unchanged. It contains a well, underneath the High Altar, which my pre-date the present Cathedral.*

This superb low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral. Here you’ll find Antony [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 17th 2017

My first attempt at colouring with waxy pencils, in this case Staedtler colouring pencils. I enjoyed the way I could layer up the colours

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 8th 2017

… Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland

Synopsis (from the book cover):
Older than the pyramids and predating Stonehenge by at least a thousand years, the stone complexes of ancient Ireland have been extensively excavated and studied, ye they have refused to give up their mystery. Archaeologists have speculated that the chambers were tombs. Art [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2017

The walls in the central hall at Wallington art covered in Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Bell Scott. The paintings depict scenes from great moments in the history of Northumberland.
The result is a triumph of Pre-Raphaelite art, a colourful and vividly refreshing Victorian idealised vision of history, from the age of Celtic saints to the industrial [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2017

There has been a bit of a technical hitch with my blog hosts causing my site along with many others to be offline for several hours. The tech guys have been working flat out to get it resolved and here I am with a little bit of colouring that that I did last year. I [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 17th 2017

This delightful wooden ram is situated above the the Smith England Hairdressing Salon.

The wooden ram above dates from the shop’s former use by Stonehenge Woolen Industries, set up in the early C20th by Catherine Lovibond, with the aim of regenerating the rural economy. The firm continued in business till 1959. *

The ram was recently renewed [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2017

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