Thursday, November 18, 2010

All Saints Church, Breadsall, UK

Today I walked 6.5 miles, from Derby to Darley Abbey and then on to All Saints' Church in Breadsall. The south side is the oldest part of the church, some stones dating from around A.D. 1150. The porch itself dates from around 1250. A Saxon church may have stood here earlier, around the year A.D. 1002. In 1914, women suffragettes set fire to the church, destroying the roof and interior woodwork, in protest over the lack of women's rights to vote.

The rain managed to hold off while I was out today, though the grey cloud cover cast a dreary pall over everything I tried to photograph. I stopped at Darley Park for tea on the way back, then went back to the hotel for a much needed nap.
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