I visit many churches on my rambles. This week I visited St Mary’s at Long Stratton (Norfolk, England). The stained glass east window was a delight being a ‘modern’ creation (hmm, 1929) incorporating medieval fragments, some very early, from both England and Flanders (and probably places beyond). Yet it was the bootscraper by the south door that really caught my eye.
I’ve seen many neglected and forgotten, rusty battered old scrapers set to one side of couuntry church doors. This one was different: I don’t know its age, but it was clean, it was treasured.
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For the tiles, the eroded carved stone, the exposed flint wall, the once flush flush-work, the leached minerals but, most of all, that bootscraper.
And for those interested, the aforesaid east window.