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    Booklet featuring Christ Church

    Welshpool Rotary Club have published a booklet ‘Welshpool Personalities – Issue 10’ which features an article on ‘Why did Christ Church close’, written by Roger L. Brown. We were invited to write and appendix on how we see the future of Christ Church. It is available from Welshpool Tourist Information Centre, priced £1, with all profits going to Water Aid.

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    Nature Table – February

      :: leaf buds and lichen on apple tree : hazel catkins : lesser celandine : single snowdrop : double snowdrop : primrose : ivy berries : cedar branch blown down during hurricane force winds which February 2014 will be remembered for :: Also in this series : January

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      Thankfully the sun is shining, it’s not raining and all is still and calm. There have been some quite terrifying moments this week where it just didn’t feel safe to be inside or out due to the extreme weather that we’ve all had to endure. The whole church seemed to be rattling and straining under the force of the…

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    And now inside the roof…

    Once the euphoria of the completion of the roofing works on the south aisle roof waned, it was time to motivate ourselves to get it insulated (to comply with building regulations) and actually get it finished from the inside. Over the years lime sarking had built up on the lath and plaster ceiling. Before insulating the roof, we decided it…

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      Continuing with the wildflower theme – a brave little primrose. Once again a lone flower in the shelter of a gravestone on the south side of the church. The difference between the different aspects of the churchyard is very noticeable at this time of year. Image of the Week #72

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    Showing it as it is… 2014

    In January of last year, I posted about ‘showing it as it is’ and revealing the not quite so tidy bits of the church which don’t normally make it onto the blog. It featured two full length shots looking over the pews with all our possessions stacked in a seemingly chaotic jumble. I wanted to record this as a way…

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      There’s an isolated cluster of snowdrops, which would seem to have been purposefully planted on this 100 year old grave. What a lovely memorial. Image of the Week #71

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    Nature Table – January

      I’ve been inspired to do a monthly ‘nature table’ of interesting finds in the churchyard, and this is January’s offering.   :: the flower buds on the Laurel are forming : moss and lichens on the old apple tree : acorns are sprouting, and getting nibbled too : ivy flowers slowly turning into berries : a wood pigeon feather :…