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! 🙂
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. 🙂