Welcome, my name is Lynne and I am married to Steve, we are lucky to live in a wonderful part of England call the Fens. Where we live is just over the boarder of Cambridgeshire and into North Norfolk.
The county of Norfolk has more churches than any other county, mostly dating from the 15th Century and there are quite a large amount of ruined remains of churches. So with churches in Cambridgeshire and those of Norfolk I have no end of snaps to take.
I call then snaps, because no way am I a photographer, I just love recording everything and anything that just looks interesting. I find searching for churches takes us to different parts of the two counties that we would not normally go to.
Where we live we have the most wonderful church locations and some just a few miles from our home, but we have only just found them, now that we are looking, before we just never saw them.
We have 2 mad dogs that you might see in future snaps and a very large garden, more like a field, so that keeps us busy, when its not raining. Update 2015…..we now have 3 dogs, we rescued a small Yorkie cross, named Eddie, who is just adorable 🙂 Update 2016….we now have 4 dogs, we rescued Toffee a 15 week Pomeranian puppy, who is such a cutie 🙂 They are all lovely dogs, all in their own special ways.
Just to say thank you to everyone who leaves a comment on my post, it is very much appreciated.
You might just notice that Scotland has had a lot of posts, this is because I really only found Scotland and its wonderful islands about 4 years ago. I am trying to visit as many islands on the west coast as I can, not that easy when you only have 2 weeks a year, but I’m working on it. The east coast is not so bad, as we visit a lot due to our work, and its just as beautiful but in a different way. Also there are now quite a few postings of Wales, as this is another part of the UK that we like to explore. In fact we really like to explore the whole of the UK, so much history to see.
We visit Wales every year to visit family and have a holiday….. What I love about Wales is its greenness and secret valleys, with each area different than its neighbour, just on a smaller scale than Scotland.
I have also started to post black & white photos, mainly for a series that I started called ‘Occupations’. It has now become quite addictive and I am on the constant look out for different occupations and enjoying every moment of it 🙂
This year we went to America for my nieces wedding and then we visited New England and some of the Islands. I wanted to keep a journal of the visit, as we saw some amazing things and visited some wonderful places.
Thank you to anyone who wants to give me an award, I do appreciate it, but I am an award free blog and I am quite happy if someone just likes or even better leaves comment, thank you 🙂
Ruin Hunting in Cambridgeshire 2013
The New Castle on the Isle of Coll, off the coast of Scotland, 2013
Waiting for a steam train 2013
Wales 2014, with Nancy & Nipper.
Rothenburg Christmas market in Germany November 2014. The table has had a bit too much to drink 🙂
Outside one of the Mansions in Newport RI USA -June 2015
Photo taken in Venice October 2016
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158 Replies to “A Little About Me”
Hi Lynne! I’ve really been enjoying all your recent photos of Scotland, and I’m glad to see that you can always find awesome places to travel to. I don’t know if you saw, but I recently started a series on my blog explaining various aspects of gargoyles and grotesques. I was wondering if you might be willing to let me use a few of your wonderful gargoyle photos in my next few posts. Of course, I would credit you and link back to you and thank you profusely in each post. Would that be ok? Thanks! Alexandra
Hi Alexandra, yes that would be fine, I saw your first post about them and I found it very interesting. Glad you have been enjoying the tour of Scotland 🙂 Lynne
Thank you so much! 🙂
I’m writing a book that I hope to have published soon on my mother’s family, and I would like to know if I may have permission to use the photo of St. Wendreda’s church for my book, as many baptisms and marriages in my mother’s family took place there. My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, my name is Shelby Lambert, and I my book is titled “The Children of Peter and Frances Asplin”. Thank you so much
Hi Lynne I’m just updating you to let you know I have just completed a watercolour of St Mary’s church from your beautiful photo and it has been accepted to be exhibited for the Lincolnshire Churches Art Competition. I do hope I have done your photo of the church justice and would be pleased to show you how it looks. What’s the best way of sending an image of the watercolour to you? Also I would like to acknowledge your photo with the information provided about the painting and welcome your guidance on how you would like me to mention you. With best wishes Caroline.
How wonderful, you can send an image to my email address, email@example.com and also, just mention my name as the photographer, that will be fine. Looking forward to seeing the watercolour and I am sure it will be beautiful.
Kindest regards, Lynne.
I have enjoyed reading some of your blogs about your travels!
I am currently undertaking research based around the conservation of stone monuments for my PhD. You have visited 2 of sculptured stone sites that I am currently collecting data from – Kilmartin and Lismore – and so I wondered if you would be willing to answer a few questions about your visits to these sites?
If you’re interested in participating then I would be happy to send you more information about my project.
Glad you have enjoyed some of the posts. I have just come back from Scotland and found a few more. Anyway, I am quite happy to answer any questions, if I can.
Your recent trip to Scotland looked great – your photos really showed off how beautiful the Isle of Skye is!
Also, thanks very much for getting back to me and for agreeing to participate! What is the best email address for me to send a questionnaire over to you?
Thank you, Skye is beautiful, not to difficult to take nice photos 🙂
Best email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes, Lynne
Dear Lynne, what wonderful photos! You have a real eye for beauty in stained glass! I’m a guide at Exeter Cathedral, and I am willing to share some helpful information if I may? My details are attached below. Kind regards STUART
Hi Stuart, lovely to hear from you, but unfortunately your details did not appear. My email address is email@example.com, and glad you like the photos.
Kind regards, Lynne
Saw your reference to Belvoir Angels these seem to originate in the Village of Owthorpe Nottinghamshire and may have something to do with St Margaret of Antioch who has a church dedicated to her in this village she provided patronage to the dying. Vale of Belvoir an area that straddles Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
There are more than 250 UK churches bearing her name mostly just called St Margarets
Thank you Graham for the interesting comment, I will have to have a look at Owthorpe, it sounds very interesting. Also I will do some research into St Margaret. Regards, Lynne
Hi Lynne, I have really enjoyed your wonderful pictures of rood screens. I look forward to exploring some of the other items in your blog.
Hi Linda, so glad you enjoyed the rood screens, I have more to add, but not enough time at the moment, but I hope you find some more posts to enjoy. Thank you 🙂 Lynne
Hello; I found your blog while looking for information about black houses in Scotland. The photo of you in Venice shows you standing almost outside a great apartment we rented there in 2015!
How lovely to have stayed in one of those lovely buildings, we stayed in one not far from St Marks Square 🙂
Dear Lynne, I am producing a small publication for The Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral about the Rev. Lauchlan MacLean Watt (1867-1957), a former minister of the church who was, in his day, very well-known as a poet, novelist and historian. He is buried in Lochcarron parish church. May I use your photo of this building in our publication (with full acknowledgement, of course)? Proceeds of the sale go entirely to the Society. Thanks in advance for your help.
Dear Andrew, you may certainly use my photo with an acknowledgement. The booklet sounds really interesting, I would love to see a page with my photo on it. If it would be possible to email a copy I would be very grateful…..my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am sorry but this is the only copy on my blog, I lost lots of photos on my laptop, of which these photos were lost.
Hi there, I found your page whilst looking for pictures of corrugated iron buildings. I’m a freelance writer and I’m currently writing an article about old corrugated iron buildings for a mag called Tractor & Farming Heritage. I have a few old barn pictures, but I would really like a few more, eg a church, village hall, or even just an old cottage roofed in tin sheets. I can’t afford to pay much as the mag doesn’t pay me that much in the first place. Could you let me know if I could use any of your pictures, and if so what are your charges. Obviously any pictures would be credited to you. Best Regards, Josephine Roberts
Hi Josephine, you may use any of my photos and it won’t cost you a penny, except for crediting me. This my hobby and I am just happy that people like my photos. The only problem is that you would have to take them off the blog, because I lost quite a few when my laptop broken down and lost the originals. I know it can be done, as Bath Cathedral had one of my stained glass window photos for the cover of their Christmas service and it was one that had got lost. If you can copy them, I would love to see the article, my email address is email@example.com I am going Scotland in a few days for 2 weeks, and I can only pick up messages from this blog, not from my emails.
The Norfolk Historic Buildings Group are researching Boulton and Paul buildings that will lead to publication. http://www.nhbg.org.uk
Hi Tanya here I’m getting married in Crewe and seen your post about this church ruin would u recommend it for wedding photos
Hi Tanya, I visited the church quite a few years ago now, so I am not sure if they have kept the gardens up together. It would be best if you visited and made your own mind up. Hope you have a wonderful wedding where ever you choose for your photos.
Best wishes, Lynne
Hello! I love your blogs, just found them. Regarding your description of Killerton Chapel in Devon: “The interior of the chapel is unusual for an English church, as serried ranks of seating face each other across the aisle rather than facing the altar.”
This arrangement is unusual for an English parish church, per se, but it is not unusual for a church connected to a convent, monastery, and in many, if not most English churches, this is the seating arrangement – called “stalls” – found in the choir area of the church. The same holds for Episcopal churches in the U.S.
Prior to the Reformation, priests and choir members (who were usually clerics or members of religious houses themselves) sat during parts of services. Others stood or knelt for Mass, with benches being made available along the walls for the infirm or elderly who needed to sit. (Some Orthodox Christian churches still do this, and the lack of pews allows people to physically engage with sacred space; they can walk about, light candles, and venerate icons.) The Reformation threw out almost everything connected with Catholic worship practices and focused on sermons, which grew longer. This is when and why permanent pews appeared, and at first, these were often rented and passed down through families!
After the Oxford Movement in England in the 19th century, the Church of England began to reclaim traditional Roman Catholic forms and externals, which explains the layout of the seating stalls at Killerton.
Thank you Nicholas, that was very interesting 🙂 and I am glad you have enjoyed the blogs 🙂 Lynne
Hi, I just found your blog, nice to know you here. Will check out your blog. cheers. (Yunni)
Thank you 🙂
Thank you Lynne. Your photographs have helped me show a little of my family history to our fourth generation.
Glad to be of help 🙂
Lynne – please could I use one of your photos of the library for publicizing a free music event that King’s Lynn Festival is organising? Thanks
King’s Lynn Festival, tel: 01553 767557
Yes you are most welcome to use one of my photos, if you could just say it’s one of mine…Lynne J Jenkins, I would be more than happy.
Lynne, I love your photograph of the fish and chips bar in Friday Bridge and have used it to illustrate a post on my blog that’s related to when I lived there. I have credited you as the photographer and included a hotlink to your blog. I’m contacting you this way because I see no other contact information. Cheers!
Sorry I have taken so long to reply, we are in-between moving and my blog has taken a back seat. So glad you liked the photo and that you used it, and I enjoyed reading the post. Regards Lynne 🙂
Moving is such hard work. Here’s hoping you’ll be settled into your new home soon.
Thank you 🙂
Hi Lynne, my name is Ronan and I work for a conservation company. we are about to undertake works on a building you have photographed on your blog. I was wondering if I could use the photos for the cover shot of our method statement.
please contact me by email to discuss further.
Hi Ronan, sorry but for some reason I can not email you, try emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org