In November last year, Stuart and I paid a visit to one of our old haunts. The church of St Nicholas at Great Kimble, with its enigmatic Lady chapel by Ninian Comper, had played a pivotal role in our adventures and we had both been ‘prodded’ to return there. We had arrived to find the place in disarray with work about to start on remodelling the interior of the twelfth century church.
We took one look inside, horrified at the devastation and the loud pop music that disturbed the ancient peace and fled. We were reduced to going back over old pictures from previous visits and noticing just how much we had missed back then, as well as how much we had learned in the intervening years. We also realised how significant some of the details were… a fact we had overlooked originally.
A few weeks ago, when he…
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