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    Well on the hottest day of the year so far, Jona decided to get some new tyres for his bike, don his sunglasses and with his new camera in tow, head up to Childwall Church and surrounding area's to take some zoomed shots of things I've never been able to see up close. The pictures on here are taken down in resolution and are still stunning but the ones I have on the PC are the original resolution and I am SO impressed!! (2816x2112 at 6mp)

    So, grab a beer, and let me take you on a walkthrough of my local area!

    1 - The Great War Memorial of Childwall

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    2 - The clock face

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    3 - The inscription at the top of the tower

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    4 - One of the Gargoyles

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    5 - The War Memorial close up

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    6 - Another Gargoyle

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    7 - Another Gargoyle

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    8 - Rear view of the church

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    9 - Close up of the tower

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    10 - Towards the Abbey

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    11 - The mosiac grave

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    12 - A close up of the top

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    13 - The hidden trough!

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    14 - A side view of the church

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    15 - The lytchgate 'workings'

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    16 - The lytchgate from the outside

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    17 - The sign

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    18 - The sundial

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    19 - A different sundial

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    20 - Where a lock of hair was recently found during restoration.

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    21 - The archway that leads to the side of the church hall (no date on this but about 100 years old)

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    22 - The Childwall Abbey

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    23 - A 13th century Saxon stone in the side wall of the church

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    24 - The lepers window

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    25 - Always a warm welcome (unless they want a website!)

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    26 - The store room - this used to be the bone room!

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    27 - The inscriptions at the top of the bone room

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    28 - Towards prescot

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    29 - A new sign in Childwall Fields (3 hills)

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    And that's me lot!
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    Great photos Jona

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    Great pics Jona, we visited the church last time we were over there, my wife was very impressed.
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    Excellent Photos Jona
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    Cheers all! It was worth it on a nice hot day - if I'd had a lock for my bike, i'd still be in the Abbey and there'd be no pics online

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    Really Really good photographs Jona
    Well Impressed!!!

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    Nice photos Jona. A couple of minor corrections. The "bone room" was actually the hearse house. There used to be a bone room next to the old tower.

    Also the Saxon stones will of course predate the 13th C
    Ah didn't explain myself too well on that one. It is a saxon stone (from the design) but it was put in place in the 13th century!

    As for the Bone Room - it has been used as both a bone room and the hearse house. The large double doors on the front were opened and the hearse would drive straight in to outbuilding to unload the body. However both with this current hearse house and the one that was to the left of the tower (demolished in 1810), it was still used as a bone room when they decided to take up all of the internal graves in the church and stored the bones in there.

    There's a bit of info and other pics at my website:

    http://www.childwall.moonfruit.com/allsaintspt2
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    Thanks for all that .. the history is amazing...

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    Brill pictures Jona, thanks for sharing.

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    I'm interested about the ghost I hear that are In the Abbey.

    Kev has pics on his flickr about ze ghosts I think.

    Does the Abbey have satellite TV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I'm interested about the ghost I hear that are In the Abbey.

    Kev has pics on his flickr about ze ghosts I think.

    Does the Abbey have satellite TV?

    You don't need satellite in the Abbey - it's got the largest beer garden in Liverpool and serves cracking ale

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    I just want to know If It has Sky Sports though.
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