Marion & The crypt at Wells Cathedral

Marion & The crypt at Wells Cathedral

From: Deborah Gaudin
Category: Category 1
Date: 21 Nov 2006
Time: 15:07:28 -0000
Remote Name: 195.93.21.1

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Hi Marion, It has taken a while to respond to your question, as it sent me off on a mission to find out the answer. In fact, Wells does have a Crypt. In the Cathedrals of Britain, it attributes the Crypt of The Chapter House to the 12th century, and a painter called Samuel Rayner has painted two pictures entitled The Crypt at Wells Cathedral. I also know someone whose Uncle Tom conducted services in The Crypt. I am still waiting for a definitive answer from the Vergers at the cathedral. but the person I spoke to on the phone, also thought they had one, but didn’t know anything about it. More to follow! As for the Christmas Reading, until last year my choice fluctuated between The Dean’s Watch and The Scent of Water, but I now own her Christmas Book, which is full of the flavour of a Goudge Christmas! Watch the site for a Christmas Special. Regards Deborah

Update on the Crypt at Wells Cathedral

From: Deborah Gaudin
Category: Category 1
Date: 21 Nov 2006
Time: 17:21:16 -0000
Remote Name: 195.93.21.1

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Marion. I was phoned this afternoon by a very charming Verger from Wells Cathedral. You were correct, there is no Crypt in the Cathedral. But, they do have an Undercroft! This was used in the past, and services were held there. So maybe that is where Elizabeth placed the more romantic sounding Crypt. At present it is being used for storage, but the Cathedral hope to develop it as a Tourist & Information Centre in the future.

Re: My Favourite Elizabeth Goudge Book

From: Paul
Category: Category 1
Date: 01 Jan 2007
Time: 10:26:37 -0000
Remote Name: 62.252.64.33

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Hello Marion, Thank you for your good wishes for Christmas and the New Year. May I wish you, and everyone, a New Year filled with lovely things. I do hope you will read THE WHITE WITCH. I found it difficult at first, then picked it up another time and have never looked back. The ending is so beautiful. It ranks, with me, alongside the ending to THE WOODLANDERS by Thomas Hardy, said to be the loveliest in English literature. Paul

Lady of Wells

From: Marion
Category: Category 1
Date: 27 Nov 2006
Time: 13:03:25 -0000
Remote Name: 195.93.21.136

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With talk of the crypt etc: I thought the following link and info: which was passed my way some time ago would be of historical interest to those here who love the location of A City Of Bells etc:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england/somerset/4683644.stm Marion.

 

From: Deborah
Category: Category 1
Date: 05 Jan 2007
Time: 21:45:26 -0000
Remote Name: 195.93.21.98

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Re: Phillippa Pearce

Sad to hear of the sudden death of Phillippa Pearce on 2nd January. She had returned to live next to the mill house she grew up in, the garden of which was the inspiration for Tom’s Midnight Garden. It enthralled her to think that as a child, she was playing in the same garden as her father had done. A great writer who will be fondly remembered.

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