The hottest day of the year, 27° and it was pretty but also horrid. I do not live in a country where these temperatures are the norm for any length of time, so I never acclimatise. I am acclimatised to 16° and lower, maybe 18/19° on a good day, with intermittent rain. I pine for lovely weather, and when I get it I can’t cope. Couldn’t sleep, felt vaguely rough, but still went out for a photography trip with Sophie. We stuck local incase I felt worse, so visited Washington Old Hall, which has a tenuous link to George Washington, 1st of his line of presidents of the US of A. His ancestors lived in the hall, but moved out about 120 years before he was born on Pope Creeks Estate, Virginia USA.
Anyways, at some point my trip there will be a Fraggle Report, argh I have quite a few saved up now
Next to the Hall is trinity Church and we went to take shots of the cemetery as you do, and I found this grave which looked really different from most, and old.
Easter, doughter (daughter) to John Rogerson Departed this life March Y 5.
I’ve never seen a grave with Y 5 as a date so I did a bit of research on the net and discovered that in medieval times, although ‘Y’ was not technically a roman numeral, people used ‘Y’ to replace the number 150, which means that Easter (fab name!) died and was buried in 1505. Thats 200 yrs or so before USA was founded! 17yr old Henry VIII becomes King in April of that year! Trinity church has had a site there since the 1100’s so it’s not surprising, but to me it was a great find. I wonder if there is anymore information buried underneath because it looks to me that the land has taken over the bottom half of the tombstone. I wanna dig it up!
Apart from that my shadow shot of the day, on a younger model, 1870, no biggy 🙂
Such history at our fingertips.