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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year

Better late than never in wishing a HAPPY NEW YEAR!I had a friend staying over the New Year and we were out and about on New Years Day doing what we like best......visiting churches, walking in the countryside and then a pub lunch!! Perfect!!

 This is All Saints at Siddington

and this is St James and St Pauls at Marton, one of the oldest timber framed churches in Europe




 the third church we visited is one I have been to a few times before.......St Peter at Swettenham (right next door to the Sewttenham Arms pub)..... but it has never been open, this time we were lucky and it was open! 
It is also a timber framed church......you can see some of the original wood building inside......... but in 1722 it was encased in brick and a tower added!

 outside is this strange thing......it is the family emblem of a local family, the Mainwarings......an ass's head coming out of a ducal coronet!!!!!!
 I love weird stuff like that!!!


Finally, views over the Cheshire countryside and some red and orange crab apples!


4 comments:

butterfly said...

Wonderful ancient buildings - thank you for sharing the photos - and Happy New Year!
Alison x

Helen said...

You always find such wonderful old churches - love seeing them always. Happy New Year x

Sarah Anderson said...

Happy New Year! Great that you got to go inside the church this time you visited :)

massofhair said...

Happy New Year Sue! The Cheshire countryside is littered with beautiful buildings & views, thanks for sharing yours :-)