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    Welshpool Series Part 4: St Mary’s churchyard

    St Mary’s Church, Welshpool  The Parish Church of St Mary of the Salutation is a prominent landmark in the town, especially with its elevated position. We have a great view of St Mary’s, looking over the town from Christ Church. Parts of the church originate from the 13th Century and you can read more about it’s architectural history here The…

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    On this day… Lady Violet, Countess of Powis

    On this day in 1929, Lady Violet of Powis Castle tragically died in a car accident at the age of 63. I believe the accident occured near the Rhallt on the outskirts of Welshpool. This was a devastating loss to her husband, George Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis. He installed a memorial window for her here in the south east corner…

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    Room with a view

    Whilst at a friends house yesterday, Karl took this photograph of the church from their dining room window. What a view, with Powis Castle behind. Image of the Week #32

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    ‘Your Christ Church’

    We love to see your photographs of Christ Church, and this week we have been lucky enough to have several pictures of the church sent to us by Ian Francis and Colin Rogers. We now have a new Pinterest board ‘Your Christ Church’ to showcase these wonderful photos. If you would like to share your pictures of the church, please…

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    Exploring Powis Castle

    We had an afternoon off from restoration work this weekend, to go and have an explore around neighbouring Powis Castle. It was a lovely family day out. More pics over at Slate Grey, Lime and Hay

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    Daffodils

    Apologies for having two flower Image of the Week’s back to back, but the daffodils are looking quite splendid in the churchyard, that they really do deserve a mention. Most of the daffodils here have planted on graves many years ago. I particularly like the ones that pop up on an unmarked grave. They beautifully represent a precious memory. Image…

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    Searching for Spring

    It is very wet and blustery today and Spring still feels a long time in coming. We seem to be craving signs of spring at the moment, in the absence of warmer temperatures and sunshine. The churchyard is full of the song of the newly arrived Chiffchaffs which is very uplifting. Swallows were flying over Dairy Pool near Powis Castle…

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    Launching ‘Converts’

    Owning a church is quite a unique experience, especially when converting part of it into a home for our family. We have had a huge variety of issues to consider and ‘challenges’ to overcome pertinent to the fact that it’s a church, and in the process we have learnt so much. We have had to draw on our own resources…