Today is a day of getting everything done before going on holiday
You know the sort of thing, collect prescriptions, fill the car up
with fuel etc.
Well while the very nice young men in town were washing the car,
(yes I know I could do it myself but they are so nice and do it so well,)
I had a few minutes to spare and noticed the church had a flower festival on.
Anyone who knows Norfolk knows that the county
is full of old churches due to the rich wool trade that flourished here
in the middle ages.
St Nicholas' church dominates the centre our town as
it is one of the largest churches in the UK and
was built in the 14th Century but in 1724
the tower, which was the second tallest in Norfolk, partially
collapsed and the ruins have ever since needed regular maintenance.
Unfortunately now it needs a bit more than maintenance so this is
one of the ways the town is trying to raise money to save it.
The flowers start in the entrance.
and the church itself is packed with displays..
The rood screen is beautiful.
The displays represent something local so
we start of course with
Norwich City FC.
Anne Bolyn and Blicking Hall
The Norfolk Broads
Paston school where Nelson (and my children)
went to school.
Poppy Line Heritage Railway.
The ladies from the weavers guild which
has been going as long as the church has been here.
Until fairly recently we had RAF Coltishall just down
the road-- it is now a prison and housing but the
RAF rings remind us of it.
I have been in this church countless times
but have never really wandered around and had a good look
and it was so nice to realise what a treasure
I walk past so often.
So what treasures have you got under your nose?
I loved to hear.
Anyway back to the packing--