May 31st, 2017

Unveiling of the Battle Tapestry
Kilndown - Horsmonden - Brenchley - Capel - Tudeley

The Battle Tapestry designed by Tina Greene
Battle, East Sussex
This is the scene that Gillian, Rachael and I helped to stitch. After a lifetime of working with wool it seemed appropriate that we should stitch some sheep.

The Battle Tapestry was designed by Tina Greene and stitched by 741 stitchers. It tells the story of the History of Battle from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 until the foundation of the church of St Mary in 1121
Looking back at Battle Abbey from the Battle Abbey School Grounds
Grotesques around the Windows
Battle Abbey School

Window with a Crest to
William I, King Harold II
and Edward III
Battle Abbey School
Tina and Gillian outside
Abbot's Hall,
Battle Abbey School
Audience awaits the unveiling
of the Battle Tapestry

Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School
Guests inspect the Tapestry after the unveiling at Abbot's Hall
Battle Abbey School
The Battle of Hastings
by
Francis William Wilkins, 1820
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School
Guests fron Afar
Historian Kate Russell, organiser of the Alderney Tapestry and archaeologist Chas Jones, organiser of the Stamford Bridge tapestry
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School
An address by the
Queen's Representative for East Sussex,

Lord Lieutenant Mr Peter Field

Battle Tapestry Reception
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School
Gillian and Chas
After our correspondence in 2005,
we finally meet
Abbot's Hall, Battle Abbey School
Christ Church
Kilndown

Church Micro 4123
Tomb of Lady Mildred and Alexander Beresford Hope, 1882
Christ Church, Kilndown
Tomb of John Horsley-Beresford
2nd Baron Decies 1773–1855

Christ Church, Kilndown
Tomb of General Field Marshal Viscount
William Carr Beresford
and Louisa de la Poer Beresford, wife of Thomas Hope
Christ Church, Kilndown
George and the Dragon
Christ Church, Kilndown
Hammer-beam ends in the Chancel have carved angels and the chandeliers were designed by William Butterfield, 1845
Christ Church, Kilndown
King Charles
the Martyr
East Window
'St Peter' 'Mary with Infant Child' 'St Paul'
St Edward
the Confessor
St Augustine
St David
Venerable Bede
St Ambrose
St Alban
Painted Glass Windows by Franz Eggert for the Royal Glass-Painting Works, Munich 1841
Intarsia Panel Screen
by Clement Heaton, 1874
Christ Church, Kilndown
Intarsia Panel Screen
by
Clement Heaton, 1874
Christ Church, Kilndown

Rood Screen
Designed in 1840 by Pugin's friend
Richard C. Carpenter
and painted by
T. Willerneuh and A. Roos
Christ Church, Kilndown

Altar
by
Anthony Salvin, 1840.
The Reredos was designed by

William Slater
in 1869 and carved
by J.F. Redfern
Christ Church, Kilndown
Pulpit
designed by
William Butterfield
Christ Church, Kilndown
Font with buttressed shaft and pyramidal cap
c.1840
Christ Church, Kilndown
Vestry Door Decoration
by T. Willerneuh
and A. Roos
Christ Church, Kilndown

Corona Lucis
designed by
William Butterfield, 1845 Christ Church, Kilndown
Organ installed in 1840, moved to its present location in 1860 and enlarged in 1911
Christ Church, Kilndown
Christ Church, Kilndown was built from sandstone quarried from what is now the village pond
Kilndown Village Sign
1. 'St Michael and St George' in Memory of Richard Du Cane d.1904 and Charlotte Maria his wife, d.1902 by James Powell & Sons
2. Maw Victorian Encaustic Tiles and Mosaics
3. Painted Pipe Organ by William Hill & Sons, 1837
4. 'St Margaret and Sir Galahad' in Memory of Major Simon Willard d.1676 given by the Willard family, 1921 by James Powell & Sons

St Margaret's Church, Horsmonden
Thomas Roberts d.1517
and his 3 wives,
Elizabeth, Joan and Agnes
All Saints Church, Brenchley
1. 'St David and St Patrick' in Memory of John Marshall Hooker d.1906
and Ellen Cox Hooker his wife d.1893, by Robert Anning Bell, c.1900
2. Wall Monument in Memory of Elizabeth Fane d.1566,
daughter of Sir Walter Hendley
3.
'St Andrew and St George' in Memory of Mary Hooker d.1899
by Robert Anning Bell, c.1900

All Saints Church, Brenchley
St Thomas a Becket, Capel
Church Micro 5322
Yew Tree
The tree measures 25 feet 11 inches around the base and it is claimed that Thomas a Becket gave a sermon
under this tree
St Thomas a Becket, Capel
All Saints Church, Tudeley
Church Micro 176
Off to find the Cache
Tudeley

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