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    Easter window

    Angels with Mary Magdalene at the Empty Tomb. A O Hemming, 1892. An Easter themed Image of the Week. This is a close up of a stained glass window in the North aisle. Wishing you all a good long Easter weekend. Ours consists of spending time with family, a couple of bracing walks, an egg hunt in the garden, followed…

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    Lots and lots of plastering

        Last week the House build took a big leap forward as a huge amount of plastering was undertaken by local plasterers, Paul Nicoll and Chad Davies. They have done a fantastic job plastering the partition wall and ceiling, which will be part of our living room and the block wall between the two pillars, as well as the…

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    No comet but a beautiful moon

    One very cold evening earlier this week, we went out into the churchyard comet spotting. Unfortunately we couldn’t see comet panSTARRS even though it was a beautifully clear sky. I think the hill and trees obscured our view but the trees did make some amazing silhouettes. The crescent moon was so sharp and crisp. Image of the Week #26

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    An evening of sandwiches, scones and dancing!

    We held a tea party here after school yesterday for all the Canadian exchange students and their hosts. It was their final day in Welshpool, before setting out very early this morning to fly back to Canada. Owen gave them a tour of the church and the tower (which they loved, I’ve just been told!), before they sat down to…

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    In the churchyard… the Baron of the Exchequer!

    One of the most distinctive gravestones in the churchyard is of The Hon. Sir William Henry Watson, the Baron of the Exchequer. He was serving in Welshpool as a Justice of the Assize, when he was ‘seized with apoplexy’ and died on this day, March 13th, 1860. He was born in Northumberland and had a very accomplished career, after being…

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    A weekend off!

    We had a weekend off from housebuilding and church restoration so we could show our Canadian visitor some of the highlights of the area. Natalie has blogged about Saturday’s outings to Ironbridge and RAF Cosford over at Slate Grey, Lime and Hay

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    Silhouettes

    I photographed this view of Christ Church earlier this week, when there was a lovely low misty light that created some lovely silhouettes. I especially like the trees and you can just make out Powis Castle in the distance. I’m so glad that I took this picture when I did as the rest of the week has been the most…