Friday, 6 March 2015

Stanley drowned while he was a Prisoner of War in 1942.

 St Andrew, Bredwardine, Herefordshire
(Click on an image for a larger version)


A striking feature of this church is the “bend” in the nave towards the altar, which means that the altar is not visible from all seats.
 
 
 
Stanley drowned while he was a Prisoner of War in 1942. 

**********  

A new book for grave hunters everywhere!

 

 
The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.
 



All my new discoveries are published first on the social history group on Facebook so if you want to keep up to date with what is happening you will need to subscribe to the group by clicking on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/609806292391471/ 

 
  

This striking table tomb for Sir Richard de Fresne who died in 1375.

 St Michael and All Angels, Moccas, Herefordshire
(Click on an image for a larger version)


St Michael's was built around 1130, on the site of a much earlier 5th century church dedicated to St Dyfrig, or Dubricius.


This striking table tomb, for Sir Richard de Fresne who died in 1375. is set in the centre of the chancel. The effigy shows a knight in armour, his legs crossed, his feet resting on a small dog. Despite what many church guides claim crossed legs do not indicate that a knight had been on a Crusade. 

**********  

A new book for grave hunters everywhere!

 
 
The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.
 


All my new discoveries are published first on the social history group on Facebook so if you want to keep up to date with what is happening you will need to subscribe to the group by clicking on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/609806292391471/