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The history exhibition at Northmoor village

Now, this was a treat!
I walked down to the village (under threatening clouds),

and into our Northmoor church St Deny’s,

Because my friend Julie put on a history day inside the church.

All throughout the church were either tables or makeshift tables propped up on pews, holding maps, ledgers, books, doccuments and photographs of Northmoor thrut he ages.

I walked up into the tower, past to the bell pulls, and to the balcony to get a photo of the whole space.

I love this balcony and it’s my favourite place to sit and listen to the Christmas service.

Here is the view across the inside.
You cannot see the knight templar and Isabelle because the church is built in the shape of a cross and they are in the alcove to the left.

I looked thru some of the ledgers.
What amazing hand writing.

Some of the hand drawn maps were so beautiful.
Wish I could find some more hand drawn maps for me to paint on.

Lots of neighbours came and we had a great time catching up and talkign abotu the history of our village.

Some friends brought yummy treats…

…and some drinks…

While we walked around discovering how the village came into being.
Look at this photo of Northmoor school children int he early 1900s.

And these school children discovering their giant schoolyard yucca in the 60s.
Love the look on the little boy’s face! πŸ™‚

Not much was posted (or really known) about my Knights Templar and Isabelle,

And, when I complained abotu that, Julie deputised me to assistant historian curator and sent me out into the depth of Oxford and the history vaults to find more.
I’m ridiculously excited about that!
Watch this space. πŸ™‚

Comments: 7

  • July 26, 2017

    That is so cool! I love that in the kids line up that the little girl in the front turned around when they shot the photo! πŸ˜€

  • July 26, 2017

    I love seeing people take an interest in local history. More should do so! Looking forward to whatever info you turn up about the Knight Templar and Isabelle!

  • July 26, 2017

    How wonderful!

  • Susan

    July 26, 2017

    Beautiful church. The church has ambiance that only time provides — just amazing. Old photos and maps are always delightful Your research delving in to the history vaults should be fascinating. As always, your photos are spectacular.

  • July 28, 2017

    Great post Veronica .. love the look on the little boys face! The history day sounds super as does your new role ?

  • July 28, 2017

    No idea where that silly question mark came from .. whoops ?

  • August 2, 2017

    oh i love things like this … i envy your time in Oxford digging into the past …

    and those faces on the boys in the earlier photo … they all look so unhappy ..

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