Once again far to long between posts tut tut,no reason just slowing down(ano domini) though I am still sewing and knitting ,and attending my meetings for the Residents forum...Now Maurice has been on holiday this week and since it is my Birthday next week, he asked me, was there something I would like to do?.....So we set off to the village where I was born and grew up,My Brother John and his wife Julia still live there,so we combined the trip with a visit see to them,
My sister in law Julia celebrates her Birthday the day after me so I made her a quillo ,below is the cushion .
Out of proportion !Camera angles !,below is the quilt part ,It's bigger than it looks honest
Now is there a special place you like to go in your memory?you know when you are lying in bed at night thinking nice thoughts before you go to sleep .Well to combine the visit to John and Julia ,we set off on a trip down memory lane ,
Here's me in front of the house in which I was born ,in the room behind the bedroom window nearest to me, Hmm still no blue plaque!
My old school
In this building ,which has been beautifully restored, was my Dad's Barber shop .It didn't look like this ...
At the Alter where I was married,to Mick all those years ago ,Mick died 30 years ago .
And even further back in time,here I am sitting in my place in the choir stall
In front of the organ
I would watch the bellringers coming down this spiral staircase opposite the choir stalls, after calling the faithful to the service ,before the service began ...
Here is the font ,I was Christened here on Easter day 1941 ,
The top plaque ,in memory of the fallen in the second world war my uncle J W Giddings
Rest in Peace Uncle Jack
Kings Cliffe is in the Diosece(sp)of Peterborough
Out side the Church ,Wedding Pictures were taken here
NOW ....we come to the memory lane bit ,...although it was a bonus to find the church open .After leaving the Church you could go home the convential way ,walk or by car ,on the road ,but at the back was a lane that went the length of the West Street part of the village ,with little allys /jittys /ginnels ,up to the main road ,this is the memory I had wanted to revisit ,and do you know it had barely changed...
After all our adventures ,we came back the road way, and took a picture of the house we moved to when I was about 10 ,and from where I was married in 1959
It was a lovely sunny day still abit cool ! ,after all the snow and winds etc that we have had recently ,makes me think Spring is just around the corner ,
As ever love Jan xx