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photoblog image Eyam Parish Church 5/7

Eyam Parish Church 5/7

The church of St.Lawrence at Eyam has quite a few Victorian stained glass windows but this particular one is surely the most poignant of them all being erected in memory of the plague that beset the village in the 1660’s, and in its centre is shown the Rector at the time of the plague, Rev William Mompesson, and around him the story of the plague itself.

 

Eyam Parish Church 5/7

The church of St.Lawrence at Eyam has quite a few Victorian stained glass windows but this particular one is surely the most poignant of them all being erected in memory of the plague that beset the village in the 1660’s, and in its centre is shown the Rector at the time of the plague, Rev William Mompesson, and around him the story of the plague itself.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Apr 2015, 00:06
Oh...like this...I do!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
It's done very well, isn't it... And photographed very well!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.
Quite a poignant stained glass window indeed Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is Richard, but very well done.
I'm not sure I've ever seen such an enactment in stained glass, Brian. That's quite amazing to me.
Brian Walbey: yes I was amazed when I saw this, fortunately although the light was a bit low it has come out reasonably well.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Apr 2015, 07:11
Very interesting indeed Brian: real local history depicted
Brian Walbey: A change from seeing Bible history in a church window.
A fine window Brian.
Brian Walbey: It tells the story doesn't it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Apr 2015, 09:44
A healing window, if only for memories.
Brian Walbey: Very well designed and done isn't it.
This village has a good reason to record their history in this way. Well done.
Brian Walbey: They certainly do Mary, it's there for all time I hope.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Apr 2015, 10:48
I like the bed scene Brian, I wonder if beds were really like this.
Brian Walbey: The bed does look a bit modern but it tells a story at least.
I love the stories those windows tell
Brian Walbey: It is unusual to see a window such as this, and of course it is such an awful and sad story it has to tell.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Apr 2015, 11:40
Since I read up on Eyam and the plague, I understand the pictures quite well. A village full of heroes.
Brian Walbey: They certainly were very thoughtful and brave people Louis, how times change, these days I sometimes think it is every man for himself.
I like this piece of history recorded in the window Brian, a bit like the old icons. Brilliantly captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, this came as a complete surprise as i walked round the church.
definitely the most unusual artwork i have seen on stained glass, Brian. great shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, a church window that tells a story but in this not of Jesus.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Apr 2015, 22:14
Guys what? I have a shot of this, too! It tells the story well.
Brian Walbey: It does tell the story very Alan.

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