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 [...]
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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
On my first visit to Winchester Cathedral one of the south transept chapels, The Chapel of St John the Evangelist and the Fisherman Apostles, drew me in. Within this chapel can be found the grave of Izaak Walton, who became famous as the author of ‘The Complete Angler’.
The modern altar by Peter Eugine Ball [...]
18 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2017
… in the Warplanes hangar at Cosford Museum
6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2017
Just too late to see service during the Second World War, the Lincoln became the mainstay of Bomber Command post-war, but was destined for a short front line career as the Cold War and the jet age brought the shortcomings of its performance into sharp relief.
The RAF’s lack of an aircraft with sufficient range to [...]
12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2017
The true story of Trevor Bowyer, DFC, gunner in RAF Bomber Command during World War Two
Synopsis (from the book cover):
This vividly powerful and absorbing biography of an RAF rear gunner during World War Two is told with both sensitivity and humour.
With accounts from some of Trevor’s contemporaries, including Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2017