St Helens Church, Churchtown. by happypat

St Helens Church, Churchtown.

We walked through the grave yard of this old church on Sunday.
Grade 1 listed it dates from the 13th century.
Interesting facts are that it has a leper’s window or Squint.
A grave marker for the only victim of the Black Plague in the village.
A large rafter known as the ‘new beam’ presented by Henry VIII at the time of the reformation.
The circular graveyard has several yew trees pointing to its original use as a Druid Temple.

Three good things:
1. Hospital visit. I wasn’t sure which ward the patient was on so went to ask at the information desk. I couldn’t believe it when they wouldn’t tell me unless I knew his date of birth!! In the end I went up to the wards & asked, the second one I struck lucky!
2. Books to the accountant.
3. I slept all night, didn’t wake up once!!
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Interesting information, Pat. Had to google 'leper's window.
December 3rd, 2019  
A lovely history of your old Church , like @gijsje I had to google "leper window " interesting fact . How on earth were you suppose to know your friend's d.o.b !!! this is going beyond security ! you didn't go in in your muddy coat or balaclava !! did you , ha !!
December 3rd, 2019  
Thanks for sharing. Speaking of black plague. Something interesting. When my husband got sick with Alzheimers he had a blood test. The iron in his blood was abnormal high. The doctor told us that only people with to much iron in their blood survived the plague. This is something you carry in your DNA. This is what I remember what the doctor said. Later on I read something about to much iron has a link with Alzheimers.
December 3rd, 2019  
@beryl Ha ha Beryl, could understand the security if I did! They said ring up & find out! Seeing as the patient was my DIL father & living in NZ doubt she would have answered the phone in middle of the night!
December 3rd, 2019  
@gijsje I will have to google leper’s window too!
December 3rd, 2019  
@sdutoit Very interesting Sylvia so if you survive the plague you can still get sick with Alzheimer’s....definitely not fair! Your poor husband was not blessed.
December 3rd, 2019  
Its amazing the history you have we think something is old/ heritage when its 100 years or so.. we are just a baby country.. Sounds like you have your body clock back... How silly havi g to know what your friends bdate is... rules are getting a bit silly..
December 3rd, 2019  
it is a beautiful scene pat, the light is so good.
I am wondering if it will work in mono
December 3rd, 2019  
My goodness what history! 13th century?! Druid’s?! Just amazing.
December 3rd, 2019  
Lots of history here. I remember seeing a lepers window in a church in Yorkshire many years ago. I was told that it was there so lepers could take part in mass without actually being close to other people
December 3rd, 2019  
A snowy scene already! Interesting story about the leper's window.
December 3rd, 2019  
This church certainly has a lot of history! How neat to visit and learn. That rule is ridiculous - I wouldn't know 95% of the people I know's DOB! Nice of you to visit!
December 4th, 2019  
Lovely scene! I like the lighting.
December 4th, 2019  
Beautiful light ray and textures
December 4th, 2019  
Nice capture
December 4th, 2019  
Looks so lovely in the sun and frost. I like your interesting facts!
December 4th, 2019  
Beautiful
December 4th, 2019  
A lovely frosty scene and interesting info
December 4th, 2019  
Nice little capture of the sun ray!
December 4th, 2019  
Very atmospheric!
December 5th, 2019  
@maggiemae Yes & they asked me his address which I knew but still no ward info!
December 5th, 2019  
Fascinating history information.
As for security.......that is rather extreme.
December 5th, 2019  
Lovely capture and interesting information.
December 13th, 2019  
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