It was a nice sunset at Bowness-on-Solway yesterday.
The Cumbrian Solway is famous for its bird reserves of which there are ten, including RSPB Campfield Marsh. This is more than in any other place in England.
It is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by cattle which freely graze along the coast road.
The hill in the distance is Mount Criffel in Dumfries and Galloway. Nobody knows how the name Criffel came about though it may be derived from Crowfell.
For Arts & Crafts Movement lovers, St Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire will open for two days of Heritage Open Days.
Friday 18 September 2020, 14.00-18.00
Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00-15.00
St.Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Marple, Stockport SK6 5DT
Next to Marple Railway Station.
Covid-secure arrangements observed.
Saint Martin’s Church is a blend of early and high Arts & Crafts design. The main part of the church was built around 1870 by John Dando Sedding while the famous Lady Chapel designed by his successor, Henry Wilson, is a ‘high period’ Arts & Crafts design of 1895-1905.
The church contains a series works by famous artists – William Morris, Dante Gabrielle Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Christopher Whall.
As chair of the Edgar Wood Society, I sometimes help out at Hale in Trafford Borough which has a remarkable heritage of Edgar Wood houses. Here is a post about Greystoke on Hale Road.
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