View Full Version : Tamworth churchyard
11-18-2008, 08:36 PM
This is the churchyard in the town that has been my home these past 32 years,the ground the church stands was the place where the king of Mercias palace once stood. King Offa ,the man who built the famous Dyke that kept out the Welsh from his realm. The place reeks of history,and the church that has stood there since mediaeval times is dedicated to St Ethelfleda
11-18-2008, 08:45 PM
The anchors shown in silhouette are part of a memorial to ne of Britains unsung heroes,Colin Grazier,he was one of the Royal Navy seamen who boarded the U57 and recovered an Enigma machine which helped the allies win the the war.The other shot of the anchors shows the ancient bell tower of St.Ethelfkedas,the third picture is a testament to the skill of the Sexton,the delicate tracery of carving in the slate seemingly immutable against the forces of nature.
11-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Nice pics there Brian, and very informative.. Like that.. ta..
Here's a small collection of photos of Tamworth
A stroll around Tamworth :: Fotopic.Net (http://cliffjonesphotogallery.fotopic.net/c1209957.html)
11-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks for sharing that collection with us C.J.,makes the town look very desirable. It is a nice place to live, we're still in the 1980's here.
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