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The 'Church in the woods'. taken 19/11/12


The 'Church in the woods'. taken 19/11/12

This church is where I have found some of my family buried, whilst sorting out my family tree, it is 11th Century and called locally the 'church in the woods'. Isn't it beautiful.



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It certainly is beautiful! How far back did you get with your family tree GG?

20 Nov, 2012

 

Oh it's really beautiful !
I love tracing my ancestors. I've been doing it since the 70s when I rescued all the old family photos from the bin ...
It's so fascinating ... and the things you find out LOL !

20 Nov, 2012

 

What a beautiful church and garden.

20 Nov, 2012

 

lovely

20 Nov, 2012

 

Wonderful ... beautiful :o)

20 Nov, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It is beautiful in fact I had to look twice because it looks very much like the church yard where some of my family are buried :o)

20 Nov, 2012

 

I can feel the peace from this church yard just from your picture. What a beautiful place it is.

20 Nov, 2012

 

That is a lovely scene GM......

20 Nov, 2012

 

What a wonderful place to lie at rest Grandmage, and for you to be amongst your family whilst being here......it exciting too, tracing your ancestors...good luck!

20 Nov, 2012

 

Very pretty and looks tranquil

20 Nov, 2012

 

Hi everyone......Karen on one side I have gone back to the 1500's !! This particular church is where my great uncle is buried he was born 1859 and died 1951.
Hywel I took this pic. yesterday, we intended to go walking nearby here but it was too cold. I know you love tracing your family too.
Thanks Rose, Paul, TT, W.rose, Dd.Janey & 6d. thank you, I was so glad to have found this very peaceful place too.
Amy, this church is St. Edmund, King & Matyr,West Kingsdown. Kent.
I took the pic. because I love that splash of orange there.:)

20 Nov, 2012

 

Has it got any benches in so you can sit and ponder. Yes love that tree myself warm feeling to it.

20 Nov, 2012

 

Yes 6d. there are benches but it was too cold yesterday and a bit damp to sit Lol. ;)

20 Nov, 2012

 

You ll have to as the vicar if you can sit inside on a pew , I love grave yards use to play in them when I was young and place flowers on childrens graves that had nt got any got them from the bins which people had thrown away but still life in them sad are nt I lol

20 Nov, 2012

 

No 6d, not at all, I think that is a lovely thing to do, in fact a few weeks ago I planted some flowers on an old grave that was neglected, we had gone to the cemetry to tidy my hubbs mum & dads grave and I always notice the untidy graves and want to tend them.

20 Nov, 2012

 

That was a lovely thing to do Grandmage funny if you peeked over my fence you would see a grave yard, which most of the graves are neglected best neighbours you could ever have they never complain.

20 Nov, 2012

 

lovely pic, GM, it's a truly peaceful sight.

lol I can't even take my acnestors back two generations, well done you for taking yours back so far!

21 Nov, 2012

 

Lol 6d. lovely and quiet too!!
Fran, I got lucky on Ancestor.com and it was very easy to do, thank you, maybe you could try it? I joined when they had an offer on or it can be expensive!

21 Nov, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I showed the photo to my husband and he agreed it looks almost identical to the one I mentioned but ours is in Norfolk , when we lived in the village we use to mow and clean the whole area on the older side ,I don't know why but whoever was responable only ever attended to the newer side , we haven't been able to do it as often since we moved further away :o(

21 Nov, 2012

 

Church yards need people like you Amy, sad you are not local to it anymore, maybe someone else tends to it now.

21 Nov, 2012

 

Yes dead quiet lol

22 Nov, 2012

amy
Amy
 

They don't Grandmage ,when we cleared it the primroses appeared and all sorts of other pretty wild flowers ,masses of violets ! it's such a shame ,we go over occasionally but it's impossible to keep on top of it ,it's half the old church yard ..........

22 Nov, 2012

 

I know Amy, it would be too much work for just two people, it needs a work party doesn't it? Lovely to see the primroses & violets though.
Lol 6d :)

22 Nov, 2012

 

There's some daft "family mystery" about which older generations don't want to talk, GM, so to make sure they don't talk about family history at all. sigh. Still, my brother's having a go - and I quite fancy a DNA test to findo ut which "daughter of Eve" is my granny - of course, that's skipping quite a few generations!

22 Nov, 2012

 

I think you will find that we all have a 'mystery' lurking somewhere Fran, I have found out about one, it is quite interesting but also has made a lot of sense too! Think we are more open these days and we want to know about these secrets!! Whereas Granny kept quiet :)

22 Nov, 2012

 

lol indeed, but this one involves people still alive, it seems, and therefore secrets are being kept, even outdated or pointless ones.

I did sort of think about doing some research, but I have a very common surname (as do you, I think, GM!() - I went to St Catherine's House to pick up a document for a boss who was doing her family tree; while I was waiting for them to get the paper, I looked at the shelves: there were two large volumes recording Lanes born in just one month of just one year.

So trying a random search across a hundred years ... sounds a bit like hard work! probably more cost-effiective to pay someone else to do that work; they'd know more about what to do and how to do it than I do.

23 Nov, 2012

 

I sort of disagree Fran, It was my first visit on Ancestry that helped me go back because someone else had beat me too it and I just picked up their info. it was brilliant. I also found LANE, very easy too, go on give it a whirl!! As long as you have names and dates you will find it easy :)

23 Nov, 2012

 

Great that you are tracing back your family tree. Lovely to record it all and keep it for the family. Our family are doing the same.
This is a lovely old church. Do you ponder and wonder what it was like in the past? I do when I'm in or around old buildings.

24 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Lindak, yes I do wonder a lot what might have been, how people dressed etc....think we have is quite easy nowadays, my Nan told me, just after I got married in 72' that because I had been given a twin tub washing machine as a present that I was such a lucky girl, at the time I laughed but they used a wash board and mangle how hard that must have been!!

24 Nov, 2012

 

Yes I remember my gran having a boiler to do the sheets in using a dolly blue bag to keep them white. She had a washboard too. No central heating in those days either.

24 Nov, 2012

 

Central heating, what would we do without it???? Nan just had a coal fire in the front room, only lit when guests came :0. I wouldn't last five mins. in the cold!!

24 Nov, 2012

 

My grandad used a cut throat razor to shave with and used to sharped it on a strop. My mum had a coal fire for us in the flat and that was only lit once in the late afternoon. We all sat round it for warmth. The coal was kept under the stairs. Some of the coal was slatey and used to spit everywhere. A fireguard was needed at times. I remember the coalman delivering the coal was covered in coal dust. We had a toasting fork and used to put a slice of bread or a muffin on to toast over the dying embers.

25 Nov, 2012

 

we used to live in a Nissen hut (semi-circular, corrugated iron roof that came all the way to the ground) - temporary accommodation, we were there 11 years. Boiling in summer, freezing in winter, spiders all year round; outside loo and coal shed, tin bath in front of the fire.

The baker and milman delivered from electric trolleys, steering it from in front, on foot - our "fridge" was a bucket of water in the kitchen, with a cloth over the top, ends dipping in the water.

Those were the "smog" days: sometimes if I stretched out my arm in front of me. it vanished about halfway down my forearm. horrible stuff, yellow-grey; thank goodness for the Clean Air Act!

25 Nov, 2012

 

Lol girls, memories.......my Nan's fridge was a bucket of water Fran! The milkman delivered the milk into the bucket on the front door step. I also used to walk home from school in massive 'pea soupers' very dangerous if you think about it but a great adventure for us. Nan also had a safe to keep the meat in made of tin in the larder. Linda I remember the coalman and milkman delivering with horsedrawn carts and my dad had his collars delivered too in a brown box as he worked in the city he had to look smart.As for toasting toast by the fire, you can't beat it can you, so yummy.

25 Nov, 2012

 

Hey my mum had a bucket of cold water for the milk, we didn't have a fridge either. I remember the smogs in London with black bits in the air and it smelled. We used to have a rag and bone man too with a bell yelling "ragabone anyold iron or lumber."

26 Nov, 2012

 

Linda, the 'rag & bone' men today come round in big white vans dont they?? Lol.......happy days.

26 Nov, 2012

 

you're right the white van or a small open lorry. One of them blows a bugle. LOL

27 Nov, 2012

 

Lol, its funny how this trade is still going today isnt it?

27 Nov, 2012

 

smiles, I'd think there's even more opportunites for rag and bone men these days - we're a throwaay society, don't get it fixed, chuck it and buy another.

28 Nov, 2012

 

So true Fran. Shame really!

29 Nov, 2012

 

I actually tried to get a portable cassette player fixed after it had been dropped. the bloke said it would be cheaper to buy another one, so I did. but ...

29 Nov, 2012

 

When you can buy a kettle in Tesco for £4 whats the point in buying de-scaler that costs the same price!!

29 Nov, 2012

 

Nods and sighs, it's the way the world is going; and it's not as if a lot of it can be recycled! or at a price that'd make sense to profit-obsessed companies. This is probably going to be a case of "apres nous, le deluge"

30 Nov, 2012

 

Lol Fran. Everything made and shipped from China as well. Can you buy anything 'made in britian' ?

30 Nov, 2012

 

even those labelled "made in britain" are often not - saw a prgoramme years ago, skirt material cut out in UK, trucked down to Spain, stithced together, trucked back to UK - and sold with legal "made in britain" labels. should be a "made and assembled in britain" or "wholly make in UK" label so we'd know - how much extra pollution do those lorries cause trucking stuff to Spain and back? and if it's cheaper to truck them to Spain than have them stitched in UK, how much are those poor machinsits getting??

30 Nov, 2012

 

Dont lets go there Fran (with that subject, I meant) !!

1 Dec, 2012

 

lol sure 'nuff! I've diverted the main topic too much already

1 Dec, 2012

 

No probs. at all :))

1 Dec, 2012



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