30/06/2018

ARMED FORCES DAY 2018

 

OUR SOLDIERS FROM GREATER BRITAIN

DEAN’S PATRIOTIC SERIES No 4

Published by

HALF MOON BAY (BATH)

Ref: POSTOP23

(from the Robert Opie Collection – [this man gets everywhere])

 

I have just returned from our local High Street where there are displays and stands relating to our armed forces, many manned by ex-soldiers and sailors (a few of whom are friends of mine). These are all in place today to celebrate ‘Armed Forces Day’.

As a personal contribution I give you this modern reproduction of an old poster design depicting the soldiers of the commonwealth.

 

30/06/2018

LA SEINE A TRAVERS PARIS

NOTRE DAME ET LA CITE

THE SEINE THROUGH PARIS

OUR LADY AND CITY

Published by

L. J. & Cie, EDIT,

ANGOULEME-PARIS

 

The Notre Dame is one of the most photographed landmarks in the French City of Paris. As a result of its popularity it appears on many postcards, maybe not as many as the Eiffel Tower, but it runs in at second place I suspect. This is an early 20th century postcard release, probably not long after the turn of the century.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

30/06/2018

JAGUAR MARK 2 – 1965

Published by

CENTENAIRE EDITIONS

13, rue Rabelais – 1700 SAINTE – FRANCE

Ref: 42

VEHICULES ETRANGERS CELEBRES (Series)

(This is the series of postcards which I discovered in the town of Sainte, which is located close to where my In-Laws house is located, in Venerand, France. The cards depict old adverts from all periods, but I particularly like the ones from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, and those depicting farm equipment & vehicles, Cars, Vans, Motorcycles and other forms of transport – many of which I have not seen on postcard before. I also like the fact that these postcards were locally published in Saintes. I like this series a lot and I have previously posted some examples)

 

This was a postcard I found in my late Father-in-Laws collection when I was going through it earlier this year. He was a big fan of the Mk 2 Jaguar, all Jaguar cars to be honest and had little models of them and was once bought a ‘Day Out’ experience which involved driving a racing Jaguar car, he loved it. In my searches of racks in Sainte in France I had not come across this one myself, so, I assume Brian found it during the early years of their move to France. I am glad he did though as it is a great advert.

 

30/06/2018

LEFTFIELD

RHYTHM AND STEALTH

“The sound of a group in total mastery of their sound – The Face”

Published by

BOOMERANG CAMPUS CARDS (ALDERSHOT)

 

Advert postcard for a new album release (or at least new when it was released – ‘Rhythm and Stealth was released on 20th September 1999) by the group ‘Leftfield’. This was the groups second album and it reached the coveted No 1 position in the UK album chart. I am no expert on Leftfield, but Wikipedia describes their genre as ‘Electronica, trip hop, Breakbeat, Dub’, so, I’m still none the wiser (he laughs).

This is a postcard that was originally free and circulated in universities (thus the ‘CAMPUS CARDS’ bit in the Boomerang name). This card is made up of lots of little perforated edged rectangles. The idea, obviously, is that you can remove these little bit of rectangular card pieces. I assume, I am again no expert, but these are for use as card roll ends for ‘roll-your-own’ cigarettes, as I have seen people tear off small pieces of card for their roll-ups. So, if I am right, this is also a functional postcard as well! Although, if its all the same I will keep my copy whole and place in my military collection because of the samurai costume depicted.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Here you can see the perforated edges that criss-cross this postcard even better, and the STAMP HERE stamp box logo used on the Boomerang ‘Campus Cards’.

 

29/06/2018

 

I have been doing some work on the book listing today and have added a new page ‘BOOKS 3’ under the ‘BOOK LISTING’ tab. I have added images of 41 (yes! 41 new books added) to this page today. This means that across the three book pages there are now 146 (yes, one hundred and forty-six) books displayed. I had not realised that my collection was so big!

 

 

29/06/2018

 

“ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: 250TH ANNIVERSARY”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 443

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 5TH June 2018

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

This set of designs were all specially commissioned pieces from leading members of the Royal Academy of Arts. The company I get my FDI Cards from also send out a very detailed information sheet with each sending. They add their own little comment about each issue and I think they captured this one so well I am going to reproduce what they wrote:

“Although the artists are illustrious, their exceedingly modern and eclectic style is unlikely to find much favour amongst the stamp collecting fraternity, we would suggest, and as a consequence the set is unlikely to be received with much enthusiasm”.

This seems to sum this set up well. Unless you are a fan of each-and-every one of these artists then at least some of these designs are not going to appeal. When I first saw the designs I was not impressed, and as a set it still does not greatly appeal, and that is even with me being a fan of modern art, but I have had a chance to reassess this set through the larger PHQ Stamp card images.

Also, I have depicted each of the artists as sometimes this helps with some understanding behind the depicted images (but not always!!)

 

SUMMER EXHIBITION

By

GRAYSON PERRY RA

1ST Class Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (1) 6.18

 

This is actually my favourite of the designs in this set, and also the one which I think is the best one. I am not a big fan of Grayson Perry, but he has captured a bit of himself in this image.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The eccentric Grayson Perry

 

QUEEN OF THE SKY

By

FIONA RAE RA

1ST Class Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (2) 6.18

 

I don’t dislike this one, but for some reason it just feels ‘upside-down’ to me! Perhaps it’s the touch of green at the top and that just messes with my normal perspective of things.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The artist Fiona Rae in her studio

 

THE GREAT SEA

By

NORMAN ACKROYD

£1.25 Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (3) 6.18

 

As a small stamp image this just looks weird and I am sure many people first seeing it will wonder what it depicts? But, when you get the larger PHQ Stamp Card image you can at least see these are birds flying around a rock. This is not the best of these designs (not the worse, there is one I like even less), and for those who like their paintings to resemble reality it also fits that bill, but somehow this just looks a bit dull to me.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Norman Ackroyd – judging from the artwork pieces behind him he specalises in these landscapes

 

INVERLEITH ALLOTMENTS AND EDINBURGH CASTLE

By

BARBARA RAE RA

£1.25 Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (4) 6.18

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Barbara Rae

 

QUEUING AT THE RA

By

YINKA SHONIBARE RA

£1.55 Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (5) 6.18

 

I thought this one was not too bad, and I quite like it as a design, and it looks reasonable at stamp size as well.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Yinka Shonibare

 

SAYING GOODBYE

By

TRACEY EMIN RA

£1.55 Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 443 (6) 6.18

 

This is my least favourite of this set, but in all honesty, I should declare that I have never been a fan of Tracey Emin and her works. I look at this piece and just think that she had the chance to produce something that would appear on thousands of stamps and this is what she came up with! But, I am biased, maybe you like this one, and some people will. I have always thought that her artwork is just designed to shock, and much of it succeeds to do this (most of her work would not be appropriate for placing on a stamp as it is often strongly sexual in content and explicit in its depiction). There is the possibility that she struggled to be restrained and produce a design suitable for depiction on a stamp.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Tracey Emin

 

28/06/2018

WHICH PART DO YOU

LIKE BEST GEORGE?

Published by

BROOK PUBLISHING COMPANY LTD

LONDON

Ref: 12138

 

Another seaside themed comic postcard of the type so typically British in artistic format and design.  

 

28/06/2018

NORTH AMERICAN P.51D-5-NA MUSTANGS

OF THE 353RD FIGHTER GROUP,

66TH FIGHTER WING, ESCORTING

CRIPPLED CONSOLIDATED B-24J-105-CO LIBERATOR,

HOME FROM A RAID OVER GERMANY IN 1945

Published by

IAN ALLAN (PRINTING) LTD

 

Artwork relating to the fighting machines of the Second World War has always been popular on art prints and on postcards. This is a good example of the popular ‘War in the Air’ type of print/painting which packs in detail and interest. I would not be surprised to find that this image was also available as a large size art print, the type which is often signed by the artist (nearly always in pencil) and quite often co-signed by a WWII pilot.

 

28/06/2018

THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM.

ROMAN CATHOLIC SHRINE.

THE SLIPPER CHAPEL.

THE CHAPEL OF RECONCILIATION.

 

I am not a Roman Catholic, but my wife Jo is, so, when she went on her church’s pilgrimage trip to Walsingham and the shrine this past weekend I travelled along with her. This was my third trip to Walsingham as about 12 – 15 years ago we came up twice and stayed at the Anglican Shrine grounds which are in the actual village of Walsingham. The Roman Catholic shrine is one mile outside the village and the walk to it from the village (or from the shrine to the village) is a pilgrimage mile, called the Pilgrim Way, which many walk, some with the traditional bare feet. The old route was via the road, but the new route is along what was the old railway line (a station at one end has now been turned into a little chapel). The main shrine is the Slipper Chapel, which was first built in 1325and was the last and most important of the wayside chapels that pilgrims would stop at on numerous pilgrim routes to the pre-reformation shrine in Walsingham (walking to this from the Slipper Chapel was where it is traditional to do so bare footed). The Slipper Chapel is dedicated to St Catherine, patron saint of pilgrims.

I attended a little service here on the Monday morning, a Mass which was held for my wife’s group. During the service the priest said that the chapel was named the Slipper Chapel because it was where the pilgrims removed their slippers before walking the next mile bare footed, although having read up on it this is only one possibility for the name, but it is the one I like the most.

The Slipper Chapel has an interesting history as after the reformation, and the destruction of many sites, the chapel was turned into many things, a poor house, a forge, and barn and a cow shed before finally being bought by a Miss Charlotte Pearson Boyd and being restored and handed back to the Roman Catholic Church.

So, here are the postcards I bought in the gift shop attached to the shrine and some related photographs I took on my visit to this delightful spot.

 

UNRESTORED SLIPPER CHAPEL

THE SLIPER CHAPEL BEFORE THE 1894 RESTORATION

Official Postcard

Printed by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-42013X

 

This old black and white photograph shows the Slipper Chapel when it was used as a cow shed. You can see someone closing the main door on the left side. It is amazing that what is now such an important site – referred to as ‘England’s Nazareth’ many times whilst I was there – was once used for such a common purpose.

 

SLIPPER CHAPEL BEFORE THE RESTORATION

THE SLIPPER CHAPEL WALSINGHAM PRIOR TO THE RESTORATION IN 1894

Official Postcard

Printed by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-42012X

 

Another old photograph of the Chapel.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

25/06/2018

 

Surprisingly there were no postcards depicting the Slipper Chapel as it looks today, having been returned to some of its former glory. So, to compensate, here is a photograph I took of the Slipper Chapel on my visit. Compare this to the black and white postcard image above

 

THE CHAPEL OF RECONCILLIATION

Official Postcard

Printed by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-42015X

 

The Slipper Chapel is very small and can hold probably no more than 18 – 24 people at any one time, so a much larger Chapel has been built on the site. This was needed as thousands of people attend this site on many organised and personal pilgrimages. This photograph shows this chapel.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

25/06/2018

 

From my photograph here, you can see that many more benches have been placed here, and on both sides of the central pathway. If you also examine this photograph you will see that a delightful pictorial glass screen (window if you like), across the front centre of the building. This was not present when the above postcard image was taken. I like taking photographs and comparing them to postcards on sale, as often many things have changed, and the cards have not been updated.

 

                                                                                                                      RC NATIONAL SHRINE IN WALSINGHAM

CHAPEL OF RECONSILLIATION [spelt with an ‘S’ here, but a ‘C’ on the above postcard] – GLASS SCREEN

Designed and produced by Sally Scott, 2010

Official Postcard

(VERY LONG SHAPED POSTCARD)

Designed and produced

By

IconArt

Ref: 261090

This long postcard reproduces the artwork that is etched onto the huge glass screen across the entrance to the Chapel of Reconsilliation. The window can be seen in my photograph above but does not appear on the above postcard which means that image was prior to this glass screen being fitted in 2010.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

25/06/2018

 

I took this photograph whilst there was a service going on in the hall and as you can see there were still a number people sitting around the benches outside the chapel.

 

THE PYNSON BALLAD

The final verse with

Richard Pynson’s bookplate

Printed

By

NEWPRINT AND DESIGN LTD

NORFOLK

 

The Pynson Ballad, from around A.D. 1485, is the earliest record there is for the events that occurred at Walsingham. Here it is recorded that that the virgin Mary appeared before the praying Richeldis de Faverches, either in a dream or as an apparition (it depends on the version you use). The virgin Mary is said to have taken Richeldis to the Holy House of Mary, where the annunciation of the birth of Jesus occurred and asked her to memorise the building and construct a replica in Walsingham. This replica was built and thus made Walsingham the holy site it is today.        

 

THE PYNSON BALLAD

The opening verses of

the Pynson Ballad

Printed

By

NEWPRINT AND DESIGN LTD

NORFOLK

 

WALSINGHAM

THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY

SLIPPER CHAPEL ALTAR REREDOS

By

James and Lilian Dagless

Designed and produced

By

IconArt

Ref: 261004

 

This card and the one below are slightly larger than the other cards bought from this location - sort of half way between A5 an the normal size

 

WALSINGHAM

THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY

ALTAR REREDOS CENTRE PANEL

By

James and Lilian Dagless

Designed and produced

By

IconArt

Ref: 261006

 

OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

Decorated for the Tamil pilgrimage

Printed

By

NEWPRINT AND DESIGN LTD

NORFOLK

 

There are many pilgrimages held in Walsingham, from the simple church group walking behind a cross to some elaborate groups carrying a statue of the virgin Mary.

 

THE STATUE WITHIN THE SHRINE GROUNDS

TAMIL PILGRIMAGE

Printed

By

NEWPRINT AND DESIGN LTD

NORFOLK

 

This was clearly a major pilgrimage group with lots of people present and a statue carried by a small group of people at the front, or in the centre of the group.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2017

 

Whilst we were in Walsingham I saw a Caribbean pilgrimage group starting off on their walk from the village of Walsingham to the Slipper Chapel along the Pilgrimage Way. I found it fascinating watching this group setting of and it added to my Walsingham experience.

 

PAINTED BY FRANCOISE GUILD

REPRODUCED BY

THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY

OF WALSINGHAM

2016

 

Icon images were everywhere in this area and almost every chapel, religious shop, site and gift shop at least one on sale. Here at the Shrine shop they had a number, but I only bought this one, as a souvenir of my visit.

 

UNTITLED

A5 Size Postcard

VIRGIN MARY STATUE

Printed by

C. GOODLIFFE NEALE LTD

WARWICKSHIRE

 

This very large card was very popular in the shop and was outselling the smaller ones whilst I was watching. Having seen so many being bought I thought I would buy one as well for my collection. It was a bargain too at just 50p (the same price as the smaller normal size postcards).

I make no apologies for the religious abundance over this past week, and in the days to come, but this webpage is about my collection, my postcard buys and generally how my life is affected by my hobby. So, a trip and experience like a pilgrimage, will leave me thinking about these postcards and make me want to write about them, but don’t worry too much as I will be in Florida in 23 days and then I suspect I will be writing and depicting more Disney themed cards…   

So, that ends my little review and depiction of the postcards available from this shrine, but of course this is not why people come here, me perhaps, but not most people. Whether you are on a pilgrimage or just visiting this area the Slipper Chapel and the village of Walsingham are worth a visit. It is a beautiful area and I loved my time spent here.

 

 

27/06/2018

DRIFTWOOD ART

VW CAMPER VANS

From Original Design

By

Martin Wiscombe

Printed and Published by

J. SALMON LTD (SEVENOAKS)

Ref: 90 / 80 / 00 / 83

 

A friend of mine owns one of these camper vans and she loves it and has even given him a name (and note I refer to the van as ‘Him’, as he has a character all-of-his own in her facebbook posts). This is not the first of these ‘Driftwood’ art postcards I have posted as I am very fond of these and come across them often when I visit seaside locations (I first saw them in 2015 in Bournemouth). They seem to be quite popular, although the company are no longer printing or producing postcards anymore so there must be a finite point in the future for these.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

These postcards are clearly popular with others beside myself!

Prince Charles admiring a spinner of these postcards

 

27/06/2018

WATKIN TOWER

WEMBLEY

Before 1907

Published by

ST LUKE’S HOSPICE

HARROW & WEMBLEY

Printed by

LITHOGRAPHICS OF WORCESTER

 

Originally the Watkin Tower was going to be a much more-grander construction, a tower which was to be 358-metre (1,175 ft) tall and something to resemble the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in fact the design was very similar. The project was lead by the railway entrepreneur Sir Edward Watkin after whom the tower was named. The tower was marketed as the ‘Great Tower of London’ and as stated above was to resemble the Eiffel Tower although was to be higher. The foundations for the supposed tower were laid down in 1893, a year before Wembley Park officially opened, the location for the tower. The first stage of the tower was completed by September 1895 and it stood then at 47 metres 9154ft).

At this point things started to go wrong. Watkin himself retired from the project through ill health. It was then discovered that the tower as was, just the first section, was on unsteady foundations and the legs of the tower were causing subsidence. Finance for the project then went into a decline and by 1899 the company set up to construct the tower went into liquidation. Work ceased, and the tower never went beyond what can be seen here, the first real level. Watkin then died in 1901 and the whole site was closed off to the public in 1902. Then in 1904 they commenced demolition of what can be seen here. Dynamite was used but it still took until 1907 to completely remove the structure.

The postcard here is a modern one which has a perforated top and came from a calendar sold to raise money for the St Luke’s Hospice. I am led to believe that images of this tower (or tower base really as no ‘Tower’, so to speak, ever came to be) are scarce. Certainly, this is the only one I have come across, although I suspect there must have been original period postcards issued around the turn of the century depicting this structure.

 

27/06/2018

STATUE OF LIBERTY

NEW YORK

Lenticular Postcard

Published by

IMPACT

For the:

STATUE OF LIBERTY MUSEUM STORE

Ref: 75313

 

This lovely 3D, or Lenticular (although this descriptive word is more properly used to describe a moving or changeable image) postcard arrived on my doorstep yesterday. It was sent by my newish friend Frank, who is otherwise known as the ‘Postcardist’ and who runs a great podcast site which has interviews with all sorts of people about their connection with, use of, or collecting of postcards, in fact everything related to the postcard world (Frank has even interviewed me a couple of times, but thankfully I suspect he has managed to interview some more interesting people than little old me – look up his podcasts and have a listen).

 

SEGMENT OF REVERSE SIDE OF REVERSE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

To remove the addresses on this card I have just shown the stamp area and the top part of the card. I like the fact that because there have been no currency changes in the US their postage stamps seem to remain usable long after their release. So, you can get these great examples of old and new postage stamps used together, although I suspect Frank has done this for me here rather than as postage cover as I believe the round cactus ‘Forever’ stamp was enough on its own to cover postage to the UK. As a collector of stamps used on postcard I like it when people use different ones to post cards to me.

 

27/06/2018

UNTITLED

(Ladybird Beetle)

Published by

THE POSTCARD STORE

 

I came across a small selection of postcards from this company in a rack in a charity shop in the small village of Walsingham in Norfolk (it was a wall mounted rack which was strangely hidden behind the main door – but I still found it). All the cards I found were wildlife related, although more along the pet line than wild animals, cats, dogs and rabbits, but this ladybird one caught my eye as I suspect the image was designed to do. I think this is a delightful image. Although I have only recently found these cards they feel older to me, perhaps even 1980’s old, it is possible as these were in a charity shop so unlikely to be recent or new cards. It is also worth mentioning that this is a company that I was not previously aware of.

If you are reading this in America I believe you call these 'Ladybugs'. Also, although it is not mentioned on this postcard, I believe this is a Seven-spot Ladybird.

 

 

27/06/2018

BINHAM PRIORY

NORFOLK

 

I visited this lovely priory on Sunday and was delighted to find that there were postcards on sale inside. Like many such establishments which are free to enter and often unmanned the payment system for the postcards on sale is on an honour basis and you are trusted to place the money required into a slot in the wall, or on a desk, this was the case here. If you ever find yourself anywhere near the north coast of Norfolk, near Wells-next-the-Sea, then consider visiting this priory as it a delightful place.

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS

BINHAM NORFOLK

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

Side view of the priory, taken from within the destroyed ruins of the formally larger priory structure(s) represented here by the lower stones walls in the foreground.

 

 

BINHAM PRIORY

NORFOLK

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

When I attended it was a gloriously sunny evening, just before closing time at 6pm, but here in this picture there is snow on the ground. It does make for a really nice photograph.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

 

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK.

THE WEST FRONT 1226-44

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

Nice nighttime photograph

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

THE WEST FRONT 1226-44

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

Here you can see the main entrance doors from across the gravesite area at the front of the priory (although visitors to this priory now go through a side door which is located on the left side just around the corner from where you can see in this picture.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

 

BINHAM PRIORY TRACERY

From a watercolour by

Gerard Stamp

2010

Anonymous publisher but almost certainly published on behalf of the

 BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

 

BINHAM PRIORY TRACERY

From a watercolour by

Gerard Stamp

2005

Anonymous publisher but almost certainly published on behalf of the

 BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

 

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

THE ROUND WINDOW 1226-1244.

THIS WINDOW COULD BE THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE OF BAR TRACERY IN ENGLAND

(Restored by Donald Insall Associates 1990)

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

The window can be seen here at the top centre of this frontage to the priory

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

THE SEVEN SACRAMENT FONT

This panel illustrates marriage. The priest joins hands. The bride on the left, had a large headdress. The bridegroom is on the right. The women hold their skirts with their left hand, behind is a figure holding an open book.

(Photograph by Eric Field)

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

This area of the wrecked ruins of the original priory sadly did not feature on any of the postcards, but I loved these stone towers which are located at the rear of the current main priory building

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

THE 15th CENTURY BENCHES WITH PIERCED TRACERY BACKS AND LARGE POPPY HEADS. The word poppy is derived from the French poupee or doll.

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

DETAIL FROM THE ROOD SCREEN.

BLACK-LETTER TEXT FROM CRANMER’S BIBLE OF 1539 –

I PETER CHAPTER 1, 13-16, PAINTED AFTER THE REFORMATION,

WITH MEDIEVAL PAINTING OF ST MICHAEL AND ST CATHERINE SHOWING

THROUGH.

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/06/2018

 

This is one piece of a screen which is mounted on the wall of the priory, but not from the piece depicted on the postcard. The screen depicted is from 1500.

 

THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

& THE HOLY CROSS,

BINHAM, NORFOLK

THE DOSSAL 1970

DESIGNED BY ISOBEL CLOVER AND EMBROIDERED BY

SUSAN GURNEY

Printed in England for

BINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

By

WITLEY PRESS, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK

 

Most, if not all in fact, of the religious sites I visited over the weekend pilgrimage to Walsingham and the surrounding area, had postcards for sale which included one or more religious icon images, whether a statue or, more unusually like this one an image in a different format, like embroidery.

 

NON-POSTCARD ITEMS

PRAYER & QUOTATION CARDS

 

These were 10p each and were plain backed cards in a range of colours and which were available inside the priory. There were a few but I chose just two as additional items to go with my postcards. They are postcards size but are printed simply on slightly thinner card stock. I jus thought they were unusual enough to obtain a couple.

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