Author Archive for Alison

The Bosenden Wood Memorial

The churchyard at St. Michael’s contains a simple wooden memorial to the men from Hernhill who lost their lives in the tragic ‘battle’ of Bosenden Wood on 31st May 1838. The story of how John Tom who was the son of a Cornish publican and had severe mental health problems, persuaded nearly forty men from […]

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Painting Churches

Painting Churches by Brian Jelfs During 2003/2004, I embarked on a GCE A Level Course in Fine Art and during the progress of this course wrote an extended essay on ‘Ruins in Art.’   Some years later, I was a member of the Hernhill PCC Restoration Sub-Committee and we were considering ideas for raising money. I […]

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What is a perpendicular church?

‘Perpendicular’ or ‘perpendicular gothic’ is a style of church architecture developed at the end of the 14th century. To understand the style one needs to look back to the beginning of the 12th century when churches were built in a style brought to England by the Normans. In this Norman style windows and doors were […]

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