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Another Unknown Church

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Another Unknown Church

Nick has sent me another image of a church which he cannot locate. Now this one may not be in Leicestershire or Rutland but any help in identifying the church would be appreciated, the ‘doom’ image on the chancel arch should help. If you click on the image you should see a larger...

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Old Church Images

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Old Church Images

I have been in contact with Nick Miller from Newcastle who has a collection of old images from postcards and photographs of churches in Leicestershire and Rutland. He has kindly given permission for these to be added to the site and I attach a selection below of this excellent resource. Nick says he picks up the images at  postcard or ephemera fairs when he has the chance to go, occasionally in second hand book shops or similar. “They represent a confluence of several areas of interest of mine – interest in history of church...

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Unknown Church – Now Known!

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Unknown Church – Now Known!

We have had a request for help for a ‘unknown’ church which may fall in Leicestershire and Rutland, can any help with its name and location? Hope you don’t mind me contacting you. Amongst some old photographs I have the attached image which is unidentified. To me it has all the hallmarks of an east Leicestershire/Rutland church. However I have not been able to spot it on your site. So maybe it is over the border in Northampton or Lincolnshire or totally somewhere different. I suspect it is Leicestershire as three of the...

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St Wulframs Virtual 360° Tour

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St Wulframs Virtual 360° Tour

I have just completed a 360° virtual tour of St Wulfram’s church at Grantham. So you can now take a look around this amazing church with the crypt, library, visitor centre, the belfry and views from the tower looking over the town. This technology can really help churches in ‘opening their doors’ to the wider community and is being being used to highlight their ‘Spire Appeal’. You can see some 360° views below and some static interior shots we took, these appear in Google Maps and connect with streetview. In fact...

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Photo Competition

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Photo Competition

We are pleased to be helping the Leicestershire Historic Church Trust on their 50th Anniversary.  Chris Jones from LeicesterPhoto has a great deal of interest in our church buildings and has completed (nearly 140) churches in Leicestershire and Rutland. He has also been invited to speak at various conferences in the last few years with the Church Tourism Association and The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance with regard to new technology for churches. The Leicestershire Historic Church Trust celebrates its 50th anniversary of helping...

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Bottesford & Lutterworth Churches Google Inside

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Bottesford & Lutterworth Churches Google Inside

Two more churches have had the Google Business Photo package from us and they went on-line this week. Both of them are important UK churches. St Mary’s at Lutterworth has the Wycliffe connection and St Mary’s at Bottesford has the fantastic chancel filled with monuments to the Earls and Dukes of Rutland. We ensured that for both tours the most important parts of the churches were included. These tours will be added to the church pages in the next weeks and also we are now at last putting aside time to put the old style entries...

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Richard Buckley Event

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Richard Buckley Event

Richard Buckley of Leicester Univeristy has been on TV and in the press with regard to the ongoing Richard III dig in Leicester. On Tuesday October 9th at Narborough Parish Centre (on Desford Road) at 7:30PM, Richard will be giving a presentation on the Highcross Excavations to the Narborough and Littlethorpe Heritage Society –  and I am hopeful we may get some updates on the Richard III dig. This talk is one of our highlights of 2012 and if you have only a small interest in our local history please come along to this event. There is a free...

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St Mary de Castro Walk Inside!

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St Mary de Castro Walk Inside!

We have had some excellent publicity with the feature in the Leicester Mercury about our recent Google Business Photo tour for the St Mary de Castro church in Leicester. They need urgent repairs to the spire and it seemed an ideal opportunity to help with the new technology from Google. You can read more here – Leicester Mercury Link. If you would like to help with the Spire Appeal or make a donation please contact them on sosstmarydecastro@btinternet.com You can see the tour below and a link to their Google + Local page is here –...

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Time marches on

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Time marches on

Do not panic! I have not forgotten the Church site and updates I will be starting again shortly. Due to certain changes in my work I have had to take some time out and concentrate on some other issues, but all is well and I expect to start again within the next week. The main task as before is to move everything from the old site and concentrate on the new. I went to Crete a few weeks ago, seems like months already. Managed to visit one or two churches and chapels so will post some pictures soon. One piece of good news is that Google and the...

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Church Entry Updates

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Church Entry Updates

Well we are already in June, although the weather feels more like April. With the wet weather comes less chance to get and out and photograph new churches, also it is taking longer than expected to transfer information from the old site to the new site – its basically a manual process even though I have templates setup for the new site.  I also need to concentrate on the business of course and with recent developments with Google this is taking more of my time up. Finally it has become obvious that some of the earlier entries from the...

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