Sunday, 22 November 2015


This blog entry is really to record that we had the first frost of the winter last night 21st/22nd November, with ice hard on the car windscreens.

The top picture is of  Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, which we explored earlier in the week. The interior of the church is an absolute treasure house! Medieval glass, brasses, and memorials, mostly with a story to be told (and all  well labelled with their stories).

Above church brass - I forgot to get his details, but he is obviously of the XV/ XVIth century.

The above knight reclines, clutching a red rose. His story is told in the next picture.

See what I mean.

The above picture is of Saint Andrew (you can tell from his fiercely curling beard that he is Scottish (with apologies to my Scottish friends).

I've still got enough pictures from Long Melford Church to keep some in reserve for when I've not taken any photographs lately.

                        Must get on, out to lunch, and work waiting here in the workshop.
                                         Wish you all a good day.


Z said...

We had snow - not enough to build a snowman, but enough to lay fairly thick on the car.

Mike and Ann said...

I'm surprised Zoe! SNOW. Come to think of it, I'm not really surprised - as you're forty miles or so North of us, I suppose it's to be expected. Oh well, we'll have to expect that winter's on its way, I suppose. And it's a while since we've had a real one.

Crowbard said...

I think the saltire cross which St Andrew clutches in commemoration of his martyrdom identifies him slightly more positively than his curly whiskers Mike? That he has a curly beard, and the Scots have adopted him as their saint and his saltire as their flag does not necessarily make him Scottish (although I will allow that may be possible). He was first recorded as a disciple of John the baptist, a nazarene (a Rabbi of the Essene philosophy) who baptised Christ and instructed him in the teachings of the Essenes. Thereafter Andrew left John and became Christ's first disciple. Elements of Essene thought are seen later in the teachings of Christ.

Crowbard said...

The heraldic devices above the effigy of Sir William Clopton are, left to right, 1. Clopton, 2. Mylde (his parents) 3. Clopton impaling Drury and 4. Clopton impaling Francys.(his wives).
Sir William de Cloptone was the only child of Sir Thomas de Cloptone and his second wife, Dame Katherine Mylde. He married twice; his first wife being Lady Margery Drury, the daughter of Sir Roger Drury of Rougham. His second wife was Margery, the daughter of Elias Francys.

Z said...

Funnily enough, they didn't have any snow north of Norwich - had lunch with Eloise and co up there. Very icy here first thing today.