Every time I visit Son, DiL and Willow in their village I go past this church on the way, yet it's taken me until now to visit.
St Mary's in Old Newton is a small church situated at one end of the village, and like many other villages the main part is now over a mile away.
It's one of the churches featured in the 100 Treasures book because of this...... An Altar prayer book dating from 1793. It was found under the vestry floor during building work and is now displayed in a glass case.
On the page that's open it shows where the names of the king or queen at
various time has been crossed out with the new monarch written in. The
last person mentioned is Queen Victoria.
This was the weekend of the Annual Flower Festival, so flower arrangements everywhere.
There's a small gallery in the west end, I didn't go up there but apparently it's divided to keep boys and girls apart.
This is unusual war memorial made of wooden fret-work
The theme of the Flower Festival was 'Art and Artists'. This one depicts Freda Kahlo.
Lots of small arrangements, depicting Claude Monet's Water Lily Pond
The Fighting Temeraire by JMW Turner
An arrangement mirroring the painting by Jan van Huysom - 'Still Life with Flowers, Fruit, Bird's nest and eggs'
Different sort of Art.....Music..............This is Rocket Man by Elton John
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