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Nov 28, 2021 03:04 |  #1396

I have often wondered over the tonnage Ray, but if I remember correctly I read it in the book UXB Malta, written by one of the bomb disposal officers there through the time. A fascinating read. I stand corrected about the bomb size that dropped in. It was a 200kg jobbie not 500kg. What ever, it finished up in the catacombs under the church.

This is the book https://www.amazon.co.​uk …sal-1940-44/dp/0752456350 (external link)

I have also wondered about the 'repair' in the roof? Not that the church people would use it for their gain of course :rolleyes:

My father finished hie 2 ½ years there in Jan 1956 so we may well have overlapped?


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Nov 28, 2021 05:32 |  #1397

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I have often wondered over the tonnage Ray, but if I remember correctly I read it in the book UXB Malta, written by one of the bomb disposal officers there through the time. A fascinating read. I stand corrected about the bomb size that dropped in. It was a 200kg jobbie not 500kg. What ever, it finished up in the catacombs under the church.

This is the book https://www.amazon.co.​uk …sal-1940-44/dp/0752456350 (external link)

I have also wondered about the 'repair' in the roof? Not that the church people would use it for their gain of course :rolleyes:

My father finished hie 2 ½ years there in Jan 1956 so we may well have overlapped?

OK, John. Here are a couple more old pics - Showing the the dome through which the bomb fell and the church into which the bomb fell - I also found a couple of pics of me on top of the dome - I will not bore you with those.:-) My negs are on Ilford FP3 film. I should have some later colour pics - but cannot find them. If I'd have known then that this forum would be around I would have taken better pics.:-) Luckily my negs have stored well.
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Rotunda_of_Mos​ta (external link)

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Nov 28, 2021 08:04 |  #1398

Great stuff Ray. Just as well you have the top/down photos as you wouldn't be allowed up there now.

a similar angle to yours


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Nov 28, 2021 08:43 |  #1399

The Church of St Mary the Virgin. Bexley. Kent. UK.
Access was not normally possible that day but I encountered the polite and sympathetic Vicar just as he was locking up and he kindly let me in for a few photos.
The parish church of St Mary the Virgin has been a continuous place of Christian worship for over nine hundred years. The church probably succeeded an earlier Saxon church on the same site. This was mentioned in the Domesday Survey (or census) in 1086 as a 'church in Bixle' where it is said that St Paulinus came to preach.

The History of St Mary's in the Interesting link:-
https://www.stmarysbex​ley.co.uk/history/ (external link)


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Nov 28, 2021 08:44 |  #1400

The Church of St Mary the Virgin. Bexley. Kent. UK.

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Nov 30, 2021 07:59 |  #1401

St Paulinus Church. Crayford. Kent. UK.
Unable to explore inside due to renovation works in progress.

For a thousand years or more, there has been a church standing on Crayford Hill. Though the present building is very ancient, parts of it being over 880 years old, we learn from past records that a still earlier building preceded it. The reference to Crayford in the Domesday Book, states that “the Archbishop himself holds Erhede” (the old name for Crayford), and “There is a church.”

St.Paulinus Church is a Grade II* listed church. The earliest part of the church, as we see it today, dates from about the year 1100 A.D. The northern and western walls of the north nave are substantially those erected by the Normans.

The Drapers’ property in Crayford was purchased by Sir Cloudesley Shovel, Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet of Great Britain. By the year 1700 the church was again in need of repair and he paid for this to be done and also presented a new reredos. He also completely refurbished the church at his own expense, with box pews and a three tiered pulpit. Although he lies buried in Westminster Abbey, his wife is buried at Crayford.

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https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Cloudesley_Sho​vell (external link)

On a return voyage to England in 1707, Sir Cloudesley Shovell and more than 1,400 others perished in a disastrous shipwreck off the Isles of Scilly. (My note:- Apparently, so history or legend has it, a common sailor advised him of the ships perilous position but he chose to ignore him on account of the sailor being below officer class.)


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Nov 30, 2021 08:00 |  #1402

St Paulinus Church. Crayford. Kent. UK.


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Nov 30, 2021 13:11 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #1403

Thanks for the interesting history.


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Nov 30, 2021 13:25 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #1404

Ray, TYVM for the fine pics and some history; I love postings like yours.


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Nov 30, 2021 13:31 |  #1405

St Goarshausen Germany. A town on the banks of the river Rhine. A scan of an old slide


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Nov 30, 2021 15:42 |  #1406

jeffreybehr wrote in post #19313118 (external link)
Ray, TYVM for the fine pics and some history; I love postings like yours.

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Thanks for the interesting history.

Thanks for your comments Jeff and TC, much appreciated. We may not have flocks of colourful birds or wild animals to level our cameras at in my neck of the woods but we do have some interesting history, albeit a little bloodthirsty at times. I like to probe beyond the pile of flint and sandstone exteriors and try to imagine the people who have passed by and who built it.
Well fortunately we have Wikipedia to refer to. Also try to put the relative time scale into perspective - it can become interesting and very engrossing.

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Dec 16, 2021 10:02 |  #1407

The Methodist Church. Gravesend. Kent. UK.

Interesting links below:-
http://www.gravesendme​thodistchurch.org.uk/h​istory_page.html (external link)
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/John_Wesley (external link)


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Dec 16, 2021 10:15 |  #1408

Crickey Ray, that's a big shop for Methodists


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Dec 16, 2021 12:55 |  #1409

The Methodist Church. Dartford. Kent. UK.

Originally the Wesleyan Church. The church was opened in 1845, and extended in 1869 and 1910.

John - They seem to make 'em big around here - Eight miles West of the previous Methodist church.

Richard - For your attention an interesting link cropped up regarding land survey. I will have to look for this bolt when next in that area.
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Dec 16, 2021 13:12 |  #1410

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St Pauls Cathedral c1960.
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