We travelled to Teweksbury Abbey between Christmas and New Year; sadly it was for the funeral of Mr Uphilldowndale’s Godfather.
The Abbey was gloriously decorated for Christmas, I’ve just few camera snaps, taken after the service, but I think you can see what I mean
The music, especially the singing, was very special: members of the Ebor Singers had made it through the ice and fog to sing. It was quite magical and gave me goose bumps.
The low winter sun, made the stained glass look spectacular.
As it was a cold, foggy and icy day, we were please to find two of the these imposing Gurney heaters, installed in the abbey in 1875
Even with such beasts of heaters, I was so glad I’d worn my winter coat. ( I nearly didn’t take my coat, just a jacket as I have a habit of being the overdressed northerner at family occasions south of Birmingham!)
As music is in the DNA of Mr UHDD’s family, so is an interest and admiration of the manufacture of such a magnificent piece of engineering. Mr UHDD couldn’t resist a closer look at its inner workings. His Godfather would have thought it a commendable curiosity, of that I’m quite sure.