Thursday, 13 February, 2019

 

A Miscellany of little known facts about Churches.

Talk at Jurys Inn, Western Way, Exeter

This fascinating talk by Martin Horrell, with over 100 photos many from local churches, starts with the Ogham script brought in by Celtic monks in the fifth century, followed by Saxon styles of building and Saxon crosses as well as Norman Beakheads (see pic above) and peculiar animals taken from Bestiaries. 

 

Also included are Apotropaic Symbols and Mediaeval terror of evil spirits, mermaids, poppy heads and Funerary Helms and many others.

 

This absorbing talk is free to members but it is essential to book as we are usually full well in advance of the date.   To book your free members' ticket(s), the link is:                           

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-known-facts-about-churches-tickets-73744573003

 

Non-members are most welcome but there is a small charge (£3).  To book your ticket(s), the link is:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-known-facts-about-churches-non-members-welcome-tickets-73746374391

 

Apologies for such long-winded links.  We've tried using shorter links but they just go wrong all the time !

All talks are now on the second Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December).                                          All meetings start at 7 pm and are held at JURYS INN, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB.                                                                  Free parking is available from 6pm in the Triangle Car Park at the rear of Jurys.                                                                                Walks/visits are usually on the second Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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