lichened walls and mossy tomb

Across the street from the Grange is what remains of an old church and cemetery… the Bramcote Old Church Tower. We think it’s just open to the public to walk through, so we did, and took some pictures while we were there. You can see more pictures on Minh’s Blog here. What I found particularly interesting about the place was that along the footpath, there are three stone benches (that were covered at the time) with plaques placed in front of them. These plaques had poems written on them by P.W. Ashworth.. not sure who he was, but I’ve included my favorite after the pictures…

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Sing of scented yellow broom,
of lichened walls and mossy tomb,
of bluebell hill and sand lanes,
of crocus fields and daisy chains,
of wind-borne seeds and herbs that heal,
of belfry bats and birds that wheel,
of strong limbed yews that lend their shade
to ancient habitats remade.
A wilderness that time forgot
is transformed to a softer spot.
Now visitors can sit and greet
and children play upon this seat.

— P W Ashworth

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