Friday, 4 February 2011

A local face

I discover that part of the mediaeval screen from the church now known as Grimsby Minster hangs above a doorway in a former Council House in this parish.

The screen was removed during the mid-Victorian restoration and was supposed to have been burnt, but this fragment was recovered from beneath the floor and thrown into a skip during the 1990s re-paving.

Last week I visited again the home of the person who rescued it from the skip, and he allowed me to take this imperfectly focussed photograph in his back garden, pointing out the remaining fragments of mediaeval paint as he did so.

I’d go a long way to see a face like this, but all the time it is just round the corner.

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