I'm sure Larsen would give me a tick for that use of his trademark. This is the view from the church grounds
Inside, the elaborately plastered nave ceiling dates from 1636 and it is recorded that a local man was paid ten guineas (?10.50) for the work. The North aisle ceiling retains some mediaeval painted panels and amongst the carved bosses is the head of a Green Man, with leaves sprouting around his face. At the south east end, again on the ceiling, is a fine plaque of the Madonna with lilies.
At the head of this aisle stands a case containing the altar cloth embroidered by Abigail Prowse. She was the daughter of Dr George Hooper (Bishop of Bath and Wells 1704 ? 1727) and widow of John Prowse (who died of smallpox on 1710). The cloth depicts the altar furnishings of that time and took her ten years to embroider.
The historical records are well kept for this church which always makes visiting more interesting.
In this view the prominent cross is a memorial to the fallen of the two great wars. It sits between the church and the town square.
The main road exiting Axbridge on the western side is eyecatching for the similarity in the houses. Each one almost a mirror image of those on either side for about a mile until they suddenly stop. With no one walking around and only the occasional car it was almost eerie.
The Lamb Inn is an excellent 16th Century pub that possesses all the charms that an olde English public house should have: Fine selection of beer, pub garden, inviting interior, unique character, old pub games, good Sunday roast, wide selection of meals (including vegetarian) and it’s open all afternoon on a Sunday. They also serve quality examples of my favourite beverages– grapefruit and lemonade for light refreshment and the delightful Butcombe bitter. They EVEN serve Butcombe Gold, and you can’t say fairer than that!
Cheddar reservoir is approximately 80 acres of freshwater owned by Bristol Water, quite a surprising sight when you’re not expecting it. It’s a prime sport for fishing, yachting, jogging, cycling or relaxing.
Equipment: For SAILING enquiries telephone 01934 732033 or visit www.bcyc.org.uk.
For more details about FISHING, visit: www.go-fish.co.uk/venue_2517.htm