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photoblog image Great Longstone Church 1/7

Great Longstone Church 1/7

During our Peak District holiday in June last year we saw a poster for a flower festival at this church so went along to take a look. I hope you enjoy seeing some of what we saw this week. This medieval Parish Church of St Giles is listed Grade 1 because of its fine medieval roof and the quality of its restoration in 1873 by the architect, Richard Norman Shaw.  Thanks for all your lovely comments on my postings last week while we were in the Peak District once again, we had good weather, a lovely time and I took 500+ photos! Good news is Maureen done some serious photography again, after many years, with the Nikon Coolpix S3700 compact I've bought her for her forthcoming birthday, some of her pictures to follow, I hope.

 

Great Longstone Church 1/7

During our Peak District holiday in June last year we saw a poster for a flower festival at this church so went along to take a look. I hope you enjoy seeing some of what we saw this week. This medieval Parish Church of St Giles is listed Grade 1 because of its fine medieval roof and the quality of its restoration in 1873 by the architect, Richard Norman Shaw.  Thanks for all your lovely comments on my postings last week while we were in the Peak District once again, we had good weather, a lovely time and I took 500+ photos! Good news is Maureen done some serious photography again, after many years, with the Nikon Coolpix S3700 compact I've bought her for her forthcoming birthday, some of her pictures to follow, I hope.

 

comments (15)

Very nice, Brian, I do like these old graveyards, so interesting reading the inscriptions.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. We really enjoyed our visit to this church, it was lovely inside with all the flower displays as I hope you all agree during the week.
i like how the church is so straight and the headstones are not Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Once subsidence starts to creep in really old gravestones tend to lean like these.
  • Ray
  • Surin, Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2015, 03:57
I love the tendency to disorder among these standing stones, Brian...any self-respecting stone will, in time, rebel against being stood up straight and in a line or circle.

I recall some Maureen stuff a year or so back...excellent...and so I look forward to seeing more.
Brian Walbey: I guess the coffins below disintegrate over the years and if it is soft ground subsidence creeps in. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
A superb perspective on this beautiful church Brian!
I am looking forward to see some of Maureen's pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I hope you like the inside as well. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2015, 06:36
A fine looking church isn't it Brian
Brian Walbey: Lovely Chris, the inside was beautiful with the floral displays as you will see tomorrow.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 14 Sep 2015, 07:22
I always enjoy your Church pictures, Brian, as you know. And good to hear than Maureen is taking up photography again
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, sit back and enjoy this beautiful country church this week. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2015, 07:25
This is a delightful picture. Great composition. Wonderful to hear about Maureen. What a joy and we are looking forward to the pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it was also lovely inside with all the floral displays. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
Totally my kind of church to visit, Brian, as you know. Lisl and Pauline found some wonderful ones for me/us back in June, as you already know.

Has Maureen considered starting her own page on SC?? We'd all follow her, of course. Nor does she need to post every day, in case she needs to know that. I post only 3 pics a week....
Brian Walbey: This is one of many lovely country churches in our Peak District and with the beautiful flower displays in side this was a very nice visit. I know you don't look in Tuesdays but my inside shot with all the flower displays if here tomorrow if can spare a minute or two. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2015, 09:17
Get Maureen to open an acc on SC. Just let us know which one, if she uses a pseudonym.

This is a great old building.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely building, inside and out Louis. You will see some of Maureen's pictures in time to come, either on here or a blog of her own.
I like the mowed graveyards like this one, Brian.

Maureen might as well snap away as she surely mus do some waiting while you are doing the same.
Brian Walbey: This was very well looked after, although it might have been done like this especially because of the flower festival on at the time.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Sep 2015, 11:25
Ce n'est pas très gai comme décor.
Brian Walbey: It is very much an old country church for that part of the country.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2015, 12:44
What a large church and a fine churchyard whose headstones I would like to study.
I owned once a Nikon Coolpix S3700, a very fine camera which fell down and became damaged, sadly (when I visited Astrid &Ginnie). I'm looking forward to Maureen's photos!
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely church Philine, I hope you like the inside as much as we did. I have 'ordered' Maureen not to take the new camera out of its little case without putting the wrist loop round her wrist first, on penalty of who knows what!
I hope Maureen posts for herself on Shutterchance. We could do with some decent pictures gringrin
Brian Walbey: I told her you wrote this Bill, I don't think she considers she would fit that requirement, although, surprisingly with all the things she does, she did seem fairly keen to have a 'free' SC account and post perhaps a few times a week like Ginnie does, she does of course have quite a large collection of slides from when she was in a camera club in the early 70's before our Chris was born, we shall see.
A pity they've trimmed the grass so short - imagine what it would look like, planted with wild flowers!
Brian Walbey: I know what you man Tom, I suspect as the annual flower festival was on the go they wanted the place to look all neat and tidy.
DId you have time to read some of the stones or are they not readable now?
Brian Walbey: I did read some of them Jacquelyn but short of photographing the words I don't remember much of what they said.

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