Saturday, 15 June 2019

A trip down memory lane.

Saturday morning, and it's not raining, hooooray. I went off out yesterday to visit family. This is my sister, and Aunty Pat, visiting Uncle Stan's grave. A bit of a tidy up and new flowers added. That's better. Aunty Pat has settled in her new retirement bungalow, but doesn't have transport to come and visit the grave very often. 
While I was there I took a few minutes to pop inside the church. I do like the kneeling mats they have there. Some good ideas for anyone making a tapestry.

   






 Later on, after I dropped Pat of back home, and had dinner at my sisters, I made a bit of a detour to visit the village where I used to spend all my summer holidays at grandma's house. This is White Lion Well, on the roadside next to the house. Looks like someone is taking care of it by planting flowers, and keeping the hedges tidy.

The church door wasn't locked so I spent a few minutes inside. A few quiet moments, thinking about my grandparents and great grandparents who would have used this church. Dunstall is a very small village, not many houses. 

Some of my relatives are buried in the graveyard here, my father, an uncle, and grandparents.



Time to head off back up north. The drive home was easy, not much traffic about, arriving at 9pm. A day of memories.
Toodle pip.  ilona


9 comments:

  1. Wonderful tapestry and I always admire English churches,because they are very old and fuul of historic moments,memories as well,greetings for YOU

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    1. And greetings right back to you as well. Thank you for your comment.

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  2. Isnt it lovely to go back to the villages where you spent happy times as a child.We always went to Tutbury,where my Dads side of the family lived and I used to love meeting up with my country cousins every week and seeing my Gran and aunts and uncles too.Im sure that they thought that Leicester was somewhere like London,lol.You do the things I like to do when I go back..visiting the church yard where many of my relatives are now buried.Having a wander round and seeing the houses where I used to have such happy times and wonder whos living in them now.Im pleased that your auntie Pat has settled in to her new home.It was lovely to see a photo of her and your sister!xx

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  3. What a lovely visit and day out with family. The artwork on those prayers mats are just beautiful - very talented artists.

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  4. Lovely photos thanks for sharing

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  5. I'm not religious but I love looking round old churches, admiring the craftsmanship from many years ago. Have you ever visited Hull Minster? It used to be called Holy Trinity but it's been upgraded now and over 700 years old :)

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    1. I have seen the outside of Hull Minster, but didn't go in because there was a lot of activity there at the time, setting something up I believe. I prefer the quietness of churches, to sit there for a few minutes lost in my own thoughts.

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  6. This was a perfect day out. What a lovely little town and how nice to see the hand made kneelers.

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  7. That's a beautiful little church, thank you for sharing. It's nice that some are kept open for visitors to enter and enjoy a little peace and quiet.

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