Monday 27 November 2017

Branching Out - Cranford

We gathered at Cranford Village Hall to make 
clay decorations for our final intervention,we used 
working the clay as our Mindfulness meditation.

We rolled out clay, cut out shaped, 
impressed the surface with letter stamps 
and decorated with coloured slips

remembering to make a hole to thread through later.
Carole took the decorations away to be fired, 
glazed and fired again.

The hall has a lovely kitchen as well as excellent work space
and Carolyn made salads and pizza for lunch. as it was a
blustery November day it was good to be able to eat indoors!

After lunch we went for a short, brisk walk to 

St Andrew’s Church dates from the time of King Henry II (1154 -89). Its Norman arcade and additions from every subsequent medieval century, give this church a rich and varied history. There are memorials to 300 years of the Robinson family fill the south chapel of medieval St Andrew's, which lies next to the Robinson seat of Cranford Hall. There are also memorial brasses to various Fosbrokes, who were here for three earlier centuries.
We also saw a Norman arcade, additions from every subsequent Medieval century, some Flemish glass and a complete set of furnishings from the incumbency of a nineteenth-century member of the Robinson family which gives this church a rich and varied history.

For more about the architecture visit

For more about the stained glass visit Fragile Images