A month after moving in, I’m finally starting to get out and about more, exploring our new neighbourhood. Although the area is mostly residential, a suburb of the nearest city, it wasn’t always that way. Until the housing boom that followed the first World War, Bushbury was almost entirely rural and more than a century on, I’m happy to report that there is still lots of that in evidence.
Of course the first thing I spotted was the local Church of England diocese, St Mary’s. The church itself dates to the late eleventh-early twelfth century. Judging by the tumbledown state of the graveyard and the lack of graves younger than than the 1960s, I would say its no longer used for burials. It isn’t a large graveyard but despite the neglect, I found some wonderful examples of funerary art.
|St Mary’s, Bushbury Lane, Bushbury WV10|
The weather was perfect for exploring. I love rainy days when Summer is just about over and Autumn is knocking at the back door.
This marker was interesting. I don’t know what the relationship is between these people. Its touching that Thomas George was remembered like this. How many have gone to a war they didn’t start or even want, never to return….