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The medieval cross base, known as the ‘Weeping Cross’, would appear to be a unique survivor of many such crosses in England. The place name ‘Weeping Cross’ still exists in Stafford, Banbury and Shrewsbury but no physical evidence remains. The age of this ancient and venerable relic is not known. It is certainly as old [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2020

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard Feynman

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 26th 2020

Acton Burnell Castle was the home of Robert Burnell, a close associate of Edward I who became Lord Chancellor and Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Sharing its setting here with the atmospheric ruin of his fortified house stands the pleasing early Gothic church that he built in the 1270s.
It has survived basically unchanged, though the attractive [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 10th 2020

Like a medieval chapel, it is the first chapel in an English cathedral designed as a columbarium, a resting place for the ashes of the dead, whose names are engraved in the stone walls.*

*from the Sheffield Cathedral handbook

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 21st 2020

Rivers and rocks and trees have always been talking to us, but we’ve forgotten how to listen.
Michael Roads

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2020

The open arcaded design of the new St George’s Chapel allows a view through to the upper part of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit beyond.*

The Sheffield Steel Nativity by Brian Fell sometimes stands just within the entrance to the chapel, depending on the season.*

*From the Sheffield Cathedral guide book

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 15th 2020

…Easter Morning at Winchester Cathedral

Click on the photo below to access my video taken from the peaceful Dean Garnier Garden on Easter Morning .

Click on following link to view video
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-cherrypie-/46754200015/in/dateposted-public/

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2020

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