March 31st, 2017

A few church micros
A couple of side-tracked
A visit to Runnymede
A visit to Eton

St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Two Mausolaea - Amy, wife to Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset and Mary Caroline Somerset, daughter of
Col Poulett.
Church Micro
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
The pulpit
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Altar piece
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
The font
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Stained glass window
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Chancel
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Brickwork
St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green
Catholic Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Englefield Green, Egham
Altar
Church of the Assumption, Englefield Green, Egham
The organ
Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Englefield Green, Egham
History notice board at Runnymede
Plaque for the artwork 'The Jurors'
by Hew Locke
History notice board at Runnymede
'The Jurors'
by Hew Locke
Gillian on 'The Steps of Individuality',
60,000 axe-hewn Portugese granite setts, Runnymede
'The Seats of Contemplation'
and a monument to John F. Kennedy
The Reeds of Runnymede
by Rudyard Kipling


At Runnymede, At Runnymede,
What say the reeds at Runnymede?
The lissom reeds that give and take,
That bend so far, but never break,
They keep the sleepy Thames awake
With tales of John at Runnymede.

At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede:--
"You mustn't sell, delay, deny,
A freeman's right or liberty.
It makes the stubborn Englishry,
We saw 'em roused at Runnymede!

"When through our ranks the Barons came,
With little thought of praise or blame,
But resolute to pay a game,
They lumbered up to Runnymede;
And there they launched in solid time
The first attack on Right Divine--
The curt, uncompromising 'Sign!'
That settled John at Runnymede.

"At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Your rights were won at Runnymede!
No freeman shall be fined or bound,
Or dispossessed or freehold ground,
Except by lawful judgment found
And passed upon him by his peers.
Forget not, after all these years,
The Charter Signed at Runnymede."

And still when Mob or Monarch lays
Too rude hand on English ways,
The whisper wakes, the shudder plays,
Across the reeds at Runnymede.
And Tames, that knows the moods of kings,
And crowds and priests and suchlike things,
Rolls deep and dreadful as he brings
Their warning down from Runnymede!

View from the top of the hill looking down to the Thames at Runnymede
Oak tree planted in 1987 to commemorate the bicentenary of the constitution of the United States of America
Monument to commemorate the
Magna Carta, Runnymede
Monument to King John and the Magna Carta
Riverboat on the Thames, Runnymede
Looking up the River Thames, Runnymede
Windsor Farm Shop
Eton College Chapel.
Begun in 1441, Henry VI’s chapel was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Pavement Plaques in the
main street, Eton
Cannon Yard, Eton College
Eton College main entrance
View of Windsor Castle from
Windsor Bridge
Plaque about Windsor Bridge
Swans on the Thames near
Windsor Bridge
Swans on the Thames near
Windsor Bridge
Flower Baskets along the Thames near Windsor Bridge
Silver Jubilee Fountain with Windsor Castle in the background
The Royal Windsor Chess Maze, Goswell's Park, Windsor
Windsor Castle
High Street, Eton
Another Side-Tracked (Class 450) Nicknamed 'Thumpers' and 'Castles'.
Sunningdale Railway Station
Another Side-Tracked (Class165)
Windsor & Eton Central
Railway Station
Another Churh Micro (226th)
All Saints Church, Ascot Heath.