April 7th, 2019

Waltham Abbey - Lee Valley White Water Centre

Gillian and Rachael stand beside King Harold's headstone
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Information panel about Waltham Abbey Church
King Harold II
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East end of Waltham Abbey Church
Gillian and Rachael stand Beside King Harold's headstone
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West end of Waltham Abbey Church
Head Stop
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Norman Arch Doorway
with Tympanum
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Head Stop
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Elaborately carved, illuminated Reredos, installed by William Burges during his 1859–60 restoration of the church
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Funerary hatchments, Waltham Abbey Church
Charles II Royal Coat of Arms
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Queen Elizabeth I Royal Coat of Arms.
The arms of France and England quartered, within the garter, and crowned; supported on the dexter side by a lion guardant, crowned, and on the sinister by a dragon
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Tree of Jesse window by Edward Burne-Jones, 1860.
It incorporates patriarchs and prophets in the left and right lights
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1. Light 1 - 'The Elation of St Matthais', 'St Peter Preaches to the people' and 'The Healing of the Lame Man'
Light 2 - 'Descent of the Holy Ghost', 'Baptism of the First Converts' and 'The Apostles Delivered from Prison by the Angel'
2. Designed by Henry Holiday for Powell & Sons, 1867
3. 'Christ in Majesty' surounded by the 'Seven Days of Creation'.
Rose window by Powell of Whitefriars and cartoons designed by Edward Burne-Jones

4. 'St George' and 'St Cecilia' War Memorial Window in Memory of the Cleall family, 1946.
Designed by Smith & Pawle for A.K. Nicholson

5. 'Crucifixion' Commemorative Window for the 900th Anniversary of the Founding of Waltham Abbey

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The ceiling, designed by William Burges and painted by Edward Poynter in 1860,
depicts the 12 astrological months of the year and their labours

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Close up detail of ceiling panels, with the Zodiac sign Leo on the left and Virgo on the right
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The Nave
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Altar and Reredos
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Three tier Norman arcade
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Alabaster effigy of Lady Elizabeth Greville, daughter of Sir John Gray, son of the Marquess of Dorset and brother of Henry, Duke of Suffolk. (Father of Lady Jane Gray)
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'The Denny Monument'
Wall monument to
Sir Edward Denny, d.1600 and his wife Lady Margaret. Below weepers represent are their ten children.
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'The Smith Tomb'
The tomb of Robert Smith d.1697 a sea-captain, is in the north aisle. Made from black and white marble and alabaster. The centre panel depicts a ship avoiding
'The Rocks of Indolence' The inscription reads : By industry small means increase, large ones by indolence decrease.
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The arms of Waltham Holy Cross
Bust of Francis Wallaston, d.1684 aged 16, of smallpox
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'The Children's Window' by Henry Halliday, 1860
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Monumental Brass to Edward Stacy of Waltham Holy Cross d.1555 and his wife Katherine d.1565
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The Abbots of Waltham Abbey from 1177 to 1982
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Cross Stitch Cushion of the crowning of King Harold as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
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Large Rug with biblical motifs, in front of the altar
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Celtic knot design cross stitch cushion
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Aesop's fable 'The Fox and the Stork'
in the frieze above the reredos
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Crown
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Bishop's hat
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Aesop's fable 'The Fox and the Stork'
in the top border of the reredos
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Gillian and Rachael
by the altar rail

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C15th Doom Painting in the Lady Chapel.
Discovered behind a ceiling in 1905
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Gillian and Rachael at the ruins of the C14th gatehouse and bridge
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Rachael finds the geocache
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'Ancestor' by Helena Stylianides, 1992 Waltham Abbey Church Gardens
Rachael in Waltham Abbey Church Gardens.
Gillian and Rachael standing on the
'True Meridian'

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Rachael in the walled garden of Waltham Abbey Church Gardens
Mosaic tile artwork in the walled garden of Waltham Abbey Church Gardens
Gillian in the walled garden of Waltham Abbey Church Gardens
Sun Street, Waltham Abbey
The Meridian Line
15-foot long mosaic depicting a map of the World, the Abbey, King Henry VIII and a pair of Chinese dragons to signify east meeting west. The mosaic, was designed by the Paul Siggins, 2017
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Sun Street, Waltham Abbey
Canoeing, rafting and other activities at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross.
A white-water slalom centre constructed to host the canoe slalom events of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The centre was officially opened in 2010 by Anne, Princess Royal
Gillian and Rachael take in the sights at the Waltham Town Lock located on the on the River Lee Navigation at Waltham Cross
'Viking Ship' by Sebastian Wolfram-Wheeler.
A Viking raiding party was stranded when Alfred the Great diverted the river Lee.
This sculpture represents the burnt out hull of a Viking longship
Waltham Cross

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