Category Archives: Art

St John the Baptist, Burford

It is a beautiful church, despite the drum kit and modern treatment of parts of the interior facilities. Mystery aliens or naive artistry?? Outside, a green cemetery and grand new facility of offices, gallery and tea rooms. Great rear outdoor

St John the Baptist, Burford

It is a beautiful church, despite the drum kit and modern treatment of parts of the interior facilities. Mystery aliens or naive artistry?? Outside, a green cemetery and grand new facility of offices, gallery and tea rooms. Great rear outdoor

Beautiful Burford

What a picture-perfect town in the Cotswolds this is. Our first task was to find coffee. Then some exploring of the shops. Some good work by a commission artist, Cat Sutherland. Some great cheeses – But some dubious antiques and

Beautiful Burford

What a picture-perfect town in the Cotswolds this is. Our first task was to find coffee. Then some exploring of the shops. Some good work by a commission artist, Cat Sutherland. Some great cheeses – But some dubious antiques and

Worcester Cathedral

Despite damage by the Puritans, destroying murals and tombs, much beauty remains through the restoration work. The centre-piece is the tomb of King John – my 20th great grandfather.

Worcester Cathedral

Despite damage by the Puritans, destroying murals and tombs, much beauty remains through the restoration work. The centre-piece is the tomb of King John – my 20th great grandfather.

Whooshing through Worcester

Jim left early in the morning and Brad and I spent the day in nearby Worcester on the river Severn. Lots of walking around this delightful town and the canals,with their locks, leading to Birmingham. With 58 locks to pass

Whooshing through Worcester

Jim left early in the morning and Brad and I spent the day in nearby Worcester on the river Severn. Lots of walking around this delightful town and the canals,with their locks, leading to Birmingham. With 58 locks to pass

Madness in Malvern

I’m back visiting my friend Dr Brad Wells in Great Malvern, just an hour or so drive from Bristol. Brad had another Aussie, Jim, staying, so he took us on a tour of Malvern College. And we saw his classroom,

Madness in Malvern

I’m back visiting my friend Dr Brad Wells in Great Malvern, just an hour or so drive from Bristol. Brad had another Aussie, Jim, staying, so he took us on a tour of Malvern College. And we saw his classroom,

Buckfast after breakfast

A beautiful summer day for a visit to an unusual Roman Catholic priory – Buckfast Abbey. The abbey itself was rebuilt in the early part of the last century. A bronze relief within the church attests to the abbot who

Buckfast after breakfast

A beautiful summer day for a visit to an unusual Roman Catholic priory – Buckfast Abbey. The abbey itself was rebuilt in the early part of the last century. A bronze relief within the church attests to the abbot who

All things Agatha Christie

We have come to Greenway, the summer home of Agatha Christie and her family. The property had been in the care of the National Trust for the last 10 years. it is a huge sight running down to the river.

All things Agatha Christie

We have come to Greenway, the summer home of Agatha Christie and her family. The property had been in the care of the National Trust for the last 10 years. it is a huge sight running down to the river.

Lancing College Chapel

It stands out on the hillside – cathedral-like – the chapel at Lansing College. This is the largest school chapel in the world and is truly spectacular. Lancing College (1848) is one of the schools founded by Nathaniel Woodward. The

Lancing College Chapel

It stands out on the hillside – cathedral-like – the chapel at Lansing College. This is the largest school chapel in the world and is truly spectacular. Lancing College (1848) is one of the schools founded by Nathaniel Woodward. The

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

St Bartholomew’s Brighton

This is quite an imposing edifice, built at the height of the Anglican Catholic revival following the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the early part of the nineteenth century. One of six churches built in Brighton by

St Bartholomew’s Brighton

This is quite an imposing edifice, built at the height of the Anglican Catholic revival following the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the early part of the nineteenth century. One of six churches built in Brighton by