May 31st, 2017

Our trip to Hasting to attend the unveiling of the Battle Tapestry
and some church micros on our way back to Burford.

The Battle Tapestry designed by Tina Greene
Battle Tapestry
The Battle Tapestry designed by Tina Greene
This is the scene that Gillian and I helped stitch. After a life time of working with wool it seemed appropriate that we shoud stitch some sheep.

The Battle Tapestry was designed by Tina Greene and stitched by 741 stitchers. It tells the story of the history of Battle from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 until the foundation of the church of St Mary's in 1121.
Looking back at Battle Abbey from the Battle Abbey school grounds.
Grotesques around the windows.
Battle Abbey School.

Stained glass window with a crest to William I, King Harold II and Edward III.
Battle Abbey School.
Tina and Gillian outside
Abbot's Hall,
Battle Abbey School.
Audience await the unveiling of the tapestry.
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School.
Guests inspect the tapestry after the unveiling at Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School.
The audience await the unveiling of the Battle Abbey tapestry.
Abbot's Hall,
Battle Abbey School.
Guests fron afar.
Historian Kate Russell, organiser of the Alderney Tapestry and archaeologist Chas Jones, organiser of the Stamford Bridge tapestry.
An address by the Queen's representative for East Sussex Lord Lieutenant Mr Peter Field.
Battle tapestry reception.
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School.
Gillian and Chas.
After our correspondence in 2005, we finaly meet.
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School.
Christ Church, Kilndown
Church Micro
4123 - Kilndown
The tomb of Lady Mildred and Alexander Beresford Hope, 1882
Christ Church, Kilndown
The tomb of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies 1773–1855.
Christ Church, Kilndown
The tomb of General Field Marshal Vicount William Carr Beresford and Louisa de la Poer Beresford, wife of Thomas Hope.
Christ Church, Kilndown
George and the Dragon
Christ Church, Kilndown
The hammer-beam ends in the chanel have carved angels and the chandeliers were designed by William Butterfield, 1845.
Christ Church, Kilndown
Stained glass window of King Charles I,by Franz Eggar, 1845.
Intarsia panel screen by Clement Heaton, 1874. Christ Church, Kilndown
Intarsia panel screen by Clement Heaton, 1874. Christ Church, Kilndown

The rood screen was designed by Richard C. Carpenter, a friend of Pugin, in the 1840s, and painted by T. Willerneuh and A. Roos.
Christ Church, Kilndown

The altar, made by Anthony Salvin in the 1840, is based on Wykeham's tomb. The reredos was designed by William Slater in 1869 and carved by J.F.Redfern.
Christ Church, Kilndown
The pulpit, also designed by William Butterfield, is based on the pulpit found at Beaulieu Abbey.
Christ Church, Kilndown.
The font and cover are from c.1840
Door to vestry decorated by
T. Willerneuh and A. Roos.

Corona Lucis, designed by William Butterfield, 1845. Christ Church, Kilndown.
The Organ was installed in 1840, moved to its present location in 1860 and enlarged in 1911.
Christ Church, Kilndown.
Christ Church, Kilndown was built from sandstone quarried from what is now the village pond.
Kilndown VS
St Margret's Church, Horsmonden
Church Micro 5230 - Horsmonden
Stained glass window
St Margret's Church, Horsmonden
Maw Victorian encaustic tiles and mosaics.
St Margret's Church, Horsmonden
The painted Organ by William Hill & Sons, 1837
St Margret's Church, Horsmonden
Stained glass window
St Margret's Church, Horsmonden
All Saints' Church, Brenchley.
Thomas Roberts (1454-1517) and his 3 wives, Elizabeth, Joan and Agnes.
All Saints' Church, Brenchley.
Stained glass window
All Saints' Church, Brenchley.
Wall memorial
All Saints' Church, Brenchley.
Stained glass window
All Saints' Church, Brenchley.
Yew tree at St Thomas a Becket, Capel.
The tree measures 25 feet 11 inches around the base and it is claimed that Thomas a Becket gave a sermon under this tree.
Off to find the Cache
Church Micro 176 -
Tudeley

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