Flitwick & District

Church Archaeology and History

The Church Archaeology and History group, set up in 2011, have been gadding around a lot this quarter.

In April we visited Ely Cathedral,with its unique wooden octagonal tower. Nearer to home, Chalgrave church amazed us with fantastic - and much underpublicized - medieval wall paintings, while Toddington church amused us with some high status tombs whose legs had been cut off to make way for a new (to that time) wall!

In Bedford we compared and contrasted the old Saxon church of St. Peters with the Bunyan meeting hall and discussed the different ways of Christian worship, both then and now. It is intended to explore this subject more fully later on.

The most recent ‘jolly’ was to St Albans Abbey/Cathedral, where we had the benefit of a most knowledgeable guide (free!) who highlighted features not even in the guide book. (I did not even know it had cathedral status). The tower and older parts of the Abbey were constructed of Roman brick and tile obtained from nearby Verulamium, hence the plastered walls rather than carved stone walls.

All the jaunts have time set aside for a welcome cuppa and snack.

House discussions, videos and visits to more local churches are planned for the Autumn/Winter months.

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Armchair Travel Away Day
Birdwatching Canasta
Church Archaeology and History Discussion
Flower Arranging 1 Gardening 5
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Painting 2 Papercraft
Photographs taken by the camera club Walking