October 17th, 2016

A trip to Waltham Abbey to visit Clive and Jane Simpson
to discuss the prospect of a future exhibition at Waltham Abbey

The Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross has been a place of worship since the C7th and in 1540 was the
last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries
This stone marks the spot
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Harold's Memorial explained
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Or is it this one?
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Clive Simpson, Waltham Abbey Historical Society, explains about King Harold's Burial
4 ft out from the East window may be the
true position of Harold's remains
according to ground penetrating radar
Norman Arched Windows and Doorways
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
South Entrance
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Statue of King Harold II
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
East Windows by Burne-Jones
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Zodiac Ceiling
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Below the window is a frieze of Aesop's Fables. Reredos with Nativity Scene was
carved by Thomas Nicholls
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
1. Memorial Window to George Cleall d.1941, his wife Cecilia d.1946 and their son Percy Cawdell Cleall d.1918
2. In Memory of Evelyn Emma Amelia Wren, d.1932
3. Window in Memory of Francis Burdett Johnston, Vicar d.1929
4. Window in Memory of Brigadier General Sir Richard Beale Colvin, d.1936
5. Window in Memory of Beale Blackwell Colvin, d.1864

Stained Glass Windows, Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Clive explains about Sir Edward Denny
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
Monument to Sir Edward Denny
and his wife Joane, 1599
Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross
A meeting with Waltham Abbey Town Clerk Kathryn Richmond
Waltham Abbey Town Hall
Waltham Abbey Town Hall exhibition space
The Green Dragon, oldest surviving pub in Waltham Abbey, dating back to the C18th
C15th Welsh Harp Inn
Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey Museum
Bloomery Forge 1200AD, used to produce metalwork for the Abbey
Clive and Jane Simpson invite us to lunch
Waltham Abbey
Meridian Line Mosaic
Waltham Abbey

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