Norwich Cathedral

Jan Leeming

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Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 19th December 2013

Apologies for taking so long to get back to my Oldies Tour. My research and work towards producing a documentary on Rene Mouchotte brought me many delightful bonuses in the shape of friendships. One of our Battle of Britain veterans, Wing Cdr. Tom Neil and his wife, not only worked with Rene at Biggin Hill but have become friends. They are a most delightful couple and I count it an honour to know them and have their friendship. On staying with them recently, and knowing my interest in Cathedrals, Tom insisted on taking me to Norwich. All Cathedrals are totally individualistic so each one visited yields up different delights. What struck me about Norwich was its huge and light Clerestory and uncluttered architectural lines. They have done a wonderful job of incorporating some of the old walls into the modern refectory. The Cathedral contains one of the most unusual baptismal fonts I've ever encountered. It is a huge copper 'bowl' created from artefacts used in the making of toffee which was once an important industry in Norwich. Adjacent to the Cathedral is the school which Nelson attended and there's also an impressive statue of Nurse Edith Cavell, a native of Norwich and one of the few women executed by the Nazis. Tom told me that at the time of her execution, the man in charge refused to give the order to fire and was consequently executed with her. Apparently they were buried together. I'm currently in Sydney, Australia, visiting my son so I won't be putting photos into the gallery - it is too complicated a procedure and will have to wait till I return to the UK. One annoying facet of writing the blog on my Ipad is, despite my putting in paragraphs, the writing transfers as one block which I shall have to punctuate when I get back to the UK


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