Stained Glass Window

A stained glass window in Boxgrove Priory, Near Chichester West Sussex. Remember Before God. Pilot Officer R A F William Meade Lindsley Fiske 111. 1911-1940 An American Citizen Killed while flying in combat in the Battle Of Britain. Billy was born 4 June 1911 Brooklyn New York, the son of a wealthy banking family. Joined the R A F in 1939 and was station at Tangmere 601 Squadron on the South Coast. Pilot Officer William Meade Lindsley Fiske 111 was the first American serviceman to die in World War 11.

 

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ST Enodoc Church

Ttebetherick  North Cornwall.

The church dates around the 12th Century, the church is situated in sand dunes East of Daymer bay on the River Camel estuary. The church is built in stone rubble with a slate roof. The church is said to lie on the site of a cave where Enodoc lived as a hermit. In the 16th Century the church was buried by sand and only the tower could be seen. 1864 the church was unearthed and the dunes were stabilized, today the church is surrounded by a golf course. The church is a grade 1 listed building, John Betijeman Poet laureate is buried here.

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The Alter At ST Mary’s Selborne

St Mary church Selborne Hampshire, was founded in the Saxon times and mentioned in the Domesday Book. The present church with its Norman tower, which largely dates back to 1180. In 1793 The Great Naturalist Gilbert White was buried here. In the mid 19th Century the nephew of Gilbert White restored the church. Outside the church stood the famous’ Selborne Yew’ tree which dates back over 1400 years, In 1990 the yew was blown down in a storm. In 2002 the yew was recognised by The Tree Council at the time of HM Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee as one of the 50 great British trees in recognition of its place in the National Heritage. Cutting from the tree are now thriving in the church yard.

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Wolvesey Castle

Taken in Winchester Hampshire, The old Bishops Palace standing next to Winchester Cathedral. Residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon time. The surviving ruins of the palace date largely from the 12th century, the work of Bishop Henry of Blois. The palace was also Know as The Anarchy, it was a very important building, and was the location for the wedding breakfast  for Queen Mary and Philip of Spain on the 25 July 1554 which was the last great occasion here. The palace was destroyed by the Roundheads during the English Civil War in 1646.DSC_0015-Small02