Sunday, September 28, 2008
We went to decorate the little local church for harvest festival.
The sun shone in on the old wooden chairs.
They show up well against the much more ancient stone walls.
When I was eleven I had to make a speech talking about the importance of restoring ancient churches. It was not a ripping success. I think I would be much more eloquent now.
An affecting monument mounted on the church wall complete with letters carved backwards and a most impressive heraldic shield. This is what you need to do if you want your memory to live on for a very long time.
In Devizes, not far away, is a Norman church. If you look carefully on the column to the right you will see a carving of a 'green man' a rather pagan character eating a leaf.
The kneelers in the local church are all different and needledpointed by hand.