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The guidebook I picked up on my recent visit to Broughton Castle provides an interesting anecdote in relation to the Fiennes family name:

Local legend has it that the famous nursery rhyme was originally ‘Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a Fiennes lady ride on a white horse’ – as opposed ‘to see [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 10th 2017

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2017

…the walled garden in pictures

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 28th 2017

… on a autumn day

Today was the first time that I have had an opportunity to take my new car out for a leisurely drive. I decided to go to Attingham Park after lunch and perhaps indulge in an afternoon ‘naughty cake’ delight whilst I was there.

I took my small camera with me thinking that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 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

The upper floor of a brick building in the grounds of Harvington was converted into a chapel in 1743. The chapel is accessed by an external staircase.

In 1823 this was badly damaged by fire and the original altar of oak was destroyed, together with some chalices and other relics which had been found inside it [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 13th 2017

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