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Mothers Day was Echoes second birthday, the two years have really flashed by.  This wonderful ‘Norman Font’ is just one of the reasons that I do what I do, explore churches.  Shernborne Church in Norfolk, St Peter & St Paul’s, where the font is situated, is a very plain building, little of the Norman building is left, as the Victorian over did it when restoring, but it has this wonderful font.  You could easily walk on by, which is really what nearly happened, but as I was there, a quick look and thats if the door was unlocked, which it was.  I really had no idea it was in the church, so it was a wonderful surprise and a lesson on never judge a book by its cover, or in this case a church.

I would just like to say thank you to everyone who likes and leaves a comment…….it is very much appreciated and I am glad you enjoy my brief encounters with the past 🙂

27 Replies to “Echoes Second Birthday”

  1. That is incredible. I’m glad you looked! You don’t know any thing about that face, do you? It seems to be looking down.

    1. Yes it is wonderful, some people think the face is a cat, but I’m not too sure. I am going to do a post on it, as I have photos of the other sides and I will try and find out some more about it, glad you like it 🙂

      1. Thats the same amount of time I have spent on Norfolk and Suffolk, as you say barely touched the surface, but great fun. You have some lovely churches in those two counties, quite different from ours, in fact each county has its own style, which is good 🙂

  2. Happy Second Birthday Lynn, So glad you chose to create your blog and share with others who share your interests and passions for history and beauty. Hope you will continue for a long while yet as would really miss your presence on the internet and your posts. Thank you again for all your generosity in sharing your travels though both text and your lovely accompanying photos which make it all come so vividly and beautifully to life, 🙂 Cheers.

    1. Thank you Val. I think I will be around for a long time, well fingers crossed I will, I just love travelling around and finding places to explore. Just wish I had more time at the moment to do bigger posts, but things will slow down soon and then I will have time to do them. I just have all these ideas and want to do so much, just not sure where the time goes…..its nearly Easter. I just very glad that you enjoy them as much as you do and thank you for all your support 🙂 x

      1. Well, I am sure you do know Lynn after all my many comments to you that I count yours in my top ten of fav. blogs~ you and I like so many of the same sorts of things and for the same reasons, would be impossible not to just naturally enjoy your blog and look forward to reading /seeing each post. It will be lovely to see what you are able to do once you have a bit more time . I know what you mean about time ~ my only wish would be that I was back there and able to do all the many things I also , like you would dearly love to do. all the best! X

  3. P.S. Wondrous Norman font too! Really an amazing example and great that you did not miss it~ sometimes when I know a church has been massively altered by Victorians I tend to skip it or not pay it as much attention, as I am far more eager to explore the original and ancient ones as much as possible~ but the fact that some retain bits and pieces from the original structures can make it worth a look!

    1. I did, really nearly didn’t go in, I actually got to the gate and though no its locked and it doesn’t look interesting. But a little voice said, oh go on, you never know…..thank goodness for little voices 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Lynne! I am so glad I discovered your blog – I have learned so much, and I enjoy all your posts. That is possibly the most elaborate font I’ve ever seen!

    1. Thank you Jo, for all you likes and comments, it adds to the fun of doing a blog 🙂 I also think it is the most elaborate font I have ever seen 🙂 Apparently there are about five of them in Norfolk, so I just have to try and find the other four, should be interesting 🙂

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