Cold War Warrior's photos with the Church

Weather Cock, St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017

Weather Cock, St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017
The weather cock on the tower of St Cadoc's, in silhouette.

A church was originally established at Trevethin in the 6th Century by Cadoc (Cattwg), eventually becoming a chapel of ease for Llanover.

The 15th Century building was radically altered in the…
Added on August 19, 2017

Weather Cock, St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017

Weather Cock, St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017
The gaudy weather cock on the tower of St Cadoc's.

A church was originally established at Trevethin in the 6th Century by Cadoc (Cattwg), eventually becoming a chapel of ease for Llanover.

The 15th Century building was radically altered in the mid 19th…
Added on August 19, 2017

St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017

St Cadoc's Church, Penygarn Road, Trevethin, Pontypool 19 August 2017
A church was originally established at Trevethin in the 6th Century by Cadoc (Cattwg), eventually becoming a chapel of ease for Llanover.

The 15th Century building was radically altered in the mid 19th Century, only the tower remains from the original b…
Added on August 19, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A Roll of Honour dedicated to members of the RAF from Bromsgrove who died during WW2. To the right a card honouring Flight Sergeant Eric Wheeler, Wireless Operator and Air Gunner, missing in action over Italy in 1943.

The church of St John the Baptist da…
Added on August 19, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
The white ensign used by HMS Croome during service off North Africa in WW2. It was presented to St John's and the people of Bromsgrove in 1943.

HMS Croome (L62) was a Type 2 Hunt Class destroyer which saw service mainly in the Mediterranean. She was "ado…
Added on August 19, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A "heart coffin" dating from the 12th or 13th Century. It was common practice to remove the heart of those who died away for burial in his or her home town, especially in respect of crusaders who died in the Holy Land. This heart coffin is decorated with…
Added on August 18, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
The Victorian looking font.

The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th Century, but construction is chiefly from the 14th and 15th Centuries; it is another church on which the Victorian architect Gilbert Scott worked. In the churchyard is the…
Added on August 18, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
The pulpit. While we were in the church, two electricians were carrying out rewiring work, hence the toolbox/

The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th Century, but construction is chiefly from the 14th and 15th Centuries; it is another churc…
Added on August 18, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A memorial dedicated to the men of the parish who fell during the Boer Wars 1899-1902.

The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th Century, but construction is chiefly from the 14th and 15th Centuries; it is another church on which the Victoria…
Added on August 18, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
Prior to The Reformation, churches had chests for the collection of "Peter's Pence", a tribute of a silver penny a year by parishioners of all Roman Catholic countries to support the Chair of St Peter in Rome. This was levied from the 8th Century until re…
Added on August 18, 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017
The pulpit, dating from 1955 following the restoration after the 1949 fire.

There is believed to have been a Saxon religious site here, but the first documented reference to a church here is 1112. Unusually, the church was little altered until 1877 follo…
Added on August 13, 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017
The modern font and font cover, installed in 1955 as part of the post 1949 fire restoration.

There is believed to have been a Saxon religious site here, but the first documented reference to a church here is 1112. Unusually, the church was little altered…
Added on August 13, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
Corporal Weaver, a husband and father, and member of 42 Commando, Royal Marines, at Bickleigh Barracks, Plymouth, was assaulted by a youth on a night out in Plymouth and, after striking his head on the kerb, died of his injuries. The culprit was found gu…
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
A sad and poignant stone.

St Peter de Witton was built by the Normans on the site of a previous Saxon church, the chancel is part of the Norman build. There were various additions and modifications, chiefly in the 19th Century.
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
The early 17th Century tomb of George Wyle, a sergeant at law. Sergeants at law were members of an ancient order of barristers, said to derive from appointments in France before the Norman Conquest. By the 16th Century they were a small elite group of bar…
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
The 17th Century memorial to the Nash family, with typical symbolism for the era - a skull (Death), crowned with victory laurels. St Peter de Witton was built by the Normans on the site of a previous Saxon church, the chancel is part of the Norman build.…
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
The stone pulpit.

St Peter de Witton was built by the Normans on the site of a previous Saxon church, the chancel is part of the Norman build. There were various additions and modifications, chiefly in the 19th Century.
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
An appropriate inscription over the door, for a town whose prosperity was founded on salt. Lot's wife was of course, turned into a pillar of salt (OT, Genesis, 19) when she disobeyed the angels' command not to look back when she and her husband fled from…
Added on July 27, 2017