Yesterday's blog got me started on local photos. I've blogged about Lymm before, together with pictures and whatnot, but it's been a while since I last took you on a tour.
This one'll be brief, as there's much to do - wasn't it Pepys who used to say that? "Much to do" started his diary entries, "And so to bed" ended them. But I digress.
Today being Sunday, how's about the parish church?
There are no signs now of the old grammar school, at least not below the church as recorded in this drawing. The church itself looks somewhat different, but it's been rebuilt / restored three or four times over the centuries, so perhaps that's not surprising.
The only sort-of original part (from my understanding) is the bell tower, which has much of the 16th-century work incorporated into its design and construction. The parish dates back to as early as the 9th or 10th century. Certainly St Mary's, the "Church of Lyme [Lymm]," is recorded in the Domesday Book.
Not sure when that photo was taken, but I would guess perhaps the 1940s. Obviously the trees and shrubs hadn't nearly the height they have now.
You see what I mean about the trees: this picture is much more recent, and the building is nearly hidden from certain angles.
I think there are requests before the parish council to have the trees trimmed or thinned out, mostly to retain the view, but since that may cause some water-runoff problems on the hill, and with the reservoir below and the potential for affecting water purity, I doubt it'll happen. But they haven't consulted me (lol) so I can't say for sure.
I've used this shot before. I took this photo a couple of winters ago. If the trees get much higher, the tower won't show above them at all.
Picture of Himself at the lych-gate. How is it that every time I lift the camera, that fellow seems to be within frame?
They'll be ringing the changes soon - I'm off to go and do."The Sabbath day of rest" seems to apply to men more than women, and I'll let my apparent gender-bias end there, lol.
Have a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!