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Very cool pics of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

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Very cool pics of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

Post by Misfit » Tue February 17th, 2009, 5:36 pm

See them here.

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 7:21 pm

Thanks Misfit!
I don't live there but I know some of that area of the Cotswolds very well. For many years my maternal auntie lived in a little village called Ducklington not far from many of the places photographed. My uncle played golf at Burford which was a short drive away. I also visited Minster Lovell hall on several occasions.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by michellemoran » Tue February 17th, 2009, 7:37 pm

Oh my gosh.... how beautiful! Thank you Misfit!
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 17th, 2009, 8:11 pm

[quote=""EC2""] I also visited Minster Lovell hall on several occasions.[/quote]

Funny you should mention Minster Lovell hall as that's what I was searching for info on when I found these. We have a small Richard III group at Goodreads and were talking about Francis and the legend of the body found there.

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 8:49 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Funny you should mention Minster Lovell hall as that's what I was searching for info on when I found these. We have a small Richard III group at Goodreads and were talking about Francis and the legend of the body found there.[/quote]

They used to have a placard up about it when I went there. In fact I have the HMSO official guide book, bought in 1975. It quotes the legend of the body found in the cellar - dated to 1708. They also say Francis actually probably drowned after the Battle of Stoke in 1487. Strangely enough, I pass through Stoke every week on my way to do my grocery shop and the river Trent is more or less right beside the road. I do my shopping in Newark and always drive right by the walls of Newark Castle where King John died.
Somewhere I also have a photo of me standing outside Minster Lovell Hall in a bikini top (yikes!). Self and dh (then my fiance) had gone there on the motorbike while staying over at aunties.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 9:01 pm

A rather blurred photo of me at Minster Lovell circa 1977!
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Misfit » Tue February 17th, 2009, 9:26 pm

[quote=""EC2""]A rather blurred photo of me at Minster Lovell circa 1977!
http://ecpictureimperfect.blogspot.com/[/quote]

Well that took guts I must say :p :o :)

I hate seeing the old pics from the 70's. Yeah I was thinner, but then the teeth were not fixed then....

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 9:31 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Well that took guts I must say :p :o :)

I hate seeing the old pics from the 70's. Yeah I was thinner, but then the teeth were not fixed then....[/quote]

Ummm - less guts than it would take to post a similar picture 30 years down the line I tell you!!! :D :rolleyes:
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Post by michellemoran » Tue February 17th, 2009, 10:21 pm

Great photo EC! I'm loving the bikini (or halter?) top!!!!!!!
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Post by EC2 » Tue February 17th, 2009, 10:31 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]Great photo EC! I'm loving the bikini (or halter?) top!!!!!!![/quote]

I think it was a bikini top. My other apparel was the white cardigan I was holding, but it was thick (because we were on the motorbike) and it was a boiling hot summer's day. Not sure what the yellow headscarf was about - my hair wasn't long. Perhaps to keep the sun off.
I think - though I could be wrong, it was a long time ago, that there's a church nearby with a danse macabre painted on the wall.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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