On our first Sunday in April, 2018, in Peak District National Park in England, we worshiped at St. Peter’s Church in Alstonefield. (Are the fields around there all stone? I did not ask.) Parts of St. Peter’s church (made of stone) date to the 12th century. Their bishop was there the same day we were, honoring 500 years since the death of Ann Green, whose headstone is said to be the oldest legible tombstone in England. We looked at the tombstone, and found they are using the word “legible” charitably.
At coffee, I got to talking to Notty Hornblower, who has turned her collection of garments going back to the 1700s into the Hope House Costume Museum. Later in the week we met at her home and then went to the museum. My wife loved it and was able to buy a handsome knee-length 1940s black woolen coat she continues to wear in cold weather. See: https://www.hopehousemuseum.co.uk/
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