Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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Faringdon, England

30 December 2010

The snow has all melted and been replaced by fog. Beautiful fog that creates such a beautiful atmosphere. Today we drove to the village of Faringdon which is only a 5 minute drive from the B & B. Driving into the older parts of Faringdon is enough to test any driver. The streets are so narrow and since there are no driveways, one side of the road is filled with parked cars. there were moments I held my breath is hopes of making the car smaller. And Mini Me Millie is a very tiny car to begin with. We parked Millie in the old Market Square.

Like most villages in England, Faringdon just oozes history. We walked up the hill to All Saints’ Church. A church has existed on this site since Saxon times. The nave of the present building is Norman with most parts dating back to the 13th century.

The church is missing it’s spire. I have read two different versions for the reason. Cromwell accidently shot it off with a cannon ball. Or to save the spire from becoming a target, it was removed. There is still a cannon ball encased in the wall of the church. It was getting too dark to explore further. Finding that cannon ball will have to wait for another day.

I love graveyards. My grandmother would take us of us grandkids to explore the graveyard and tell us all about the people there. I was fasinated and have been hooked on graveyard ever since. Today we explored the graveyard of All Saints’ Church. The fog and dusk added to the experience.

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