Art, Angel & Armour
An Anglo-Saxon Afternoon with Professor Michelle Brown
A glorious Saturday saw me in Cleethorpes, not just for the weather but for another event organized by The Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage
Arriving at St Peter’s church at 2pm I was both heartened and amazed - it was packed !
The news is surely getting about just how good these events are, I know of course as I went to the Luttrell Psalter one as I did the spectacular WWI Memorial Day and can you imagine me missing The Roaring 20s Tea Party ?!
The Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage have set the bar high, as can be seen above, so I’m not surprised all their hard word has been rewarded with such support and once again they well and truly gave us a superb historical afternoon.
They’d once again managed to secure the services of the highly respected Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscripts Prof Michelle Brown from London university to give us a talk on Anglo-Saxon Mercia.
Obviously I’d be more than a little keen on anything Saxon related here in Lincolnshire so I was riveted and . . . not disappointed.
Absolutely fascinating, well presented, a great setting and Professor Brown clearly has a tremendous grasp of her subject but manages to deliver a lot of interesting information without it feeling ‘dry’ and lecture like.
The afternoon was greatly enhanced by the now ritual stunning display of homemade cakes and tea with all proceeds going to Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage to help with other events planned - all of which take some putting together so please do support them.
As previously the whole thing was topped off by The Ladies who organized the event and all those helping with the refreshments all being in period style costume, see the ever wonderful Chrissie above - it’s absolutely wonderful, I cannot recommend these afternoons highly enough and we’re so lucky in this area that people such as the Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage give so much of their time and effort over to these projects for us to enjoy my heartfelt thanks to them for bringing some culture to town!
Another great day in
All the best,