Today was quite overcast and chilly. After breakfast, out first port of call was St.Giles' Church. It's not very old (by English standards) having been built in 1875, but still interesting to visit.
The Venerable Bede
St.Clement (his symbol is an anchor because he was martyred by being tied to an anchor which was then thrown into the Black Sea (plenty of murders in stained-glass windows!).
King Henry VI is holding the Chapel of King's College in his hand because he founded the college.
St Hugh of Lincoln (among other things) was responsible for rebuilding Lincoln Cathedral after an earthquake in 1185.
Edward the Confessor founded Westminster Abbey in about 1042. His church was demolished in 1245 to make way for the church that still stands today.
St.Peter's Church, Cambridge is a "redundant" church. It is very small, as you can see. It is now looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust.
The Museum of Cambridge is housed in a 17th century inn.
A collection of vacuum cleaners
This "automatic" washing machine had a gas ring that heated the water but one had to turn the handle in order to provide the energy to move the washing around. It was still necessary to use a manual wringer!
A painting of a dinner held on June 28th, 1838 in celebration of the Coronation of Queen Victoria. It was for 13,000 people and a further 25,000 came to watch! The ingredients included beef, mutton, pork, veal, bacon (a total of 1029 joints cooked in fifteen of the college kitchens) and one sheep cooked whole at The Bull Inn. There were 72 pounds of mustard, 125 gallons of pickles, 140 pounds of salt, 45000 loaves of bread, 1608 puddings and 99 barrels of beer. A feast fit for a queen indeed!
This teddy was named "Teddy". He was purchased for 3/6d in 1908 at a shop in Cambridge.
This old TV had the same size screen as an iPad!
Our last church for the day was All Saints' Church which is another redundant church looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust.
The ceiling and walls are all covered with decoration.
St John (with his symbol, an eagle)
A very young John the Baptist with his mother, Elizabeth.
St.Peter (with his symbol - they keys to heaven)
Another depiction of St.Peter, this one is from the font.
Jesus portrayed as the good shepherd who went in search of one lost sheep (out of a hundred)
St.Matthew (with his symbol - an angel)
St Mark (with his symbol - a lion)
St.Luke (his symbol is a bull or ox)
St.John with his symbol - an eagle
I thought these sheep were really well done (as in the artistry, not cooking!)
Almost every flat space in the church is decorated!
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