Friday, 24 June 2016

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

We had a mixed bag of work lined up for today – some locations of graveyards to plot in for an accurate plan of the churchyard layout, using good old-fashioned triangulation ; some recording and description of gravestones for the database; and some RTI photography.
Tony sports the latest in summer headwear - Ascot anyone?

The latter was a little awkward due to the bright sunlight which suddenly broke out shortly before lunchtime – but the ingenious use of a large sheet of plywood to act as a sunshade meant we could go ahead regardless.
Non-chalance personified... 
It was very nice to welcome several visitors today – some of whom were passers-by popping in to see the church, others came to revisit their childhood home.

Jane Lunnon


Friday, 3 June 2016

Wednesday 1st June 2016.

We were still in our winter togs today although it wasn’t as cold as it was last week.

We carried on with some R.T.I. photography and surveying/recording of gravestones at the west end of the churchyard, and made good progress.

The day was pretty uneventful until just before we packed up for the day – there was a huge kerfuffle in the trees above us as a sparrowhawk swooped down causing pandemonium amongst the local birdlife. It managed to catch a small bird,  but then lost it – we couldn’t see where the bird had gone or whether it as okay. The birds all around us continued with their alarm calls for nigh on ten minutes or so – a cacophony of various different calls producing a wall of sound. But the sparrowhawk had flown away, having lost its advantage of surprise.

Jane Lunnon