Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

We have just spent a couple of days with dear friends in Beverley.

I did like the idea that I (Beverley) was spending time in Beverley!! Surprisingly, it is the first time that I have ever been there!

Please click here to see the photograph on Beta. It is well worth the effort to see it bigger and clearer.

You would imagine that we would photograph Beverley Minster first, as it is famous throughout the country, but we first saw this church, St. Mary's, which is less known and though smaller than the Minster, is a beautiful building.

No matter where I stood, to get a good composition, I could not avoid the road signs, sorry!

The chancel dates to about 1280, with a timber roof from about 1445. The choir stalls also date to 1445 and feature 28 beautifully carved misericords, including one of a Green Man and another depicting an elephant.

On the exterior wall of the south transept is an oval memorial to a pair of Danish soldiers. The text tells a tragic tale of the Danes, brought to England by William of Orange.

Here two young Danish soldiers lye
The one in quarrell chanc'd to die.
The others Head by their own Law.
With sword was severed at one Blow.
December the 23d 1689.

I am constantly reminded of how our rich history is woven around events and people!

Have a lovely w/e, Bev :-)

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