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An Old Sadness

Among many gravestones weathered to illegibility the inscription on this small stone stands out clearly.  Walking past Tweedmouth churchyard on a snowy afternoon last week, the flowing lettering caught my eye as I glanced over the low wall. 240 more words

Berwick Upon Tweed

St Margaret's Church, Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Last weekend we were on the South Coast, blue skies and a little warmth in the air, and then the Beast from the East came, and now Emma from the South.   220 more words

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Churchyard in the Snow at Night

I’ve been cooped up all day at home whilst it has snowed outside. I’ve been marking student assignments and answering emails, and dealing with various research projects. 125 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

All Saints Church, Ripley, Nr Harrogate, Yorkshire

Opposite the castle in Ripley, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, stands the parish church of All Saints, which we visited in 2016.  

The church dates from the late fourteenth century and replaced an earlier chapel which had suffered from subsidence, and became known as ‘the Sinking Chapel.’ contains the tombs of several of the Ingilby family, who’s descendants still live in the castle today.   36 more words

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Snowdrops in Shropshire

In a quiet Shropshire Churchyard the ancient tombstones are covered with Lichen and centuries of weathering has rendered the names undecipherable. Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant – it is 23rd February 2018, and although still in the grip of winter snowdrops, those wonderful harbingers of spring, are bursting through the turf that covers the graves of so many forgotten souls.

Anthony J Sargeant

Afternoon Sunshine in a Shropshire Churchyard

Not far from the Shropshire home of Anthony J Sargeant there is a tiny 12th Century Church which is surrounded by an ancient graveyard. Tony photographed these snowdrops bursting through the moss and grass that lies over the bones of generations of Shropshire women, children and men buried beneath. 18 more words

Anthony J Sargeant

The Chapel of St Mary & MacMillan's Cross, Kilmory Knap, Loch Sween, Scotland

Kilmore Knap Chapel, St Mary’s on the shore of Loch Sween.  We visited back in 2016 and I did think I had posted about the chapel, but it would seem I did not.   179 more words

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