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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

December Theme Day - Time

Time:
Today is post 1000 for aglimpseoflondon.
As the first of the month it is also theme day for CDP bloggers this month is time. So I did a little research to see what happened in London 1000 years ago.

What I found was that a bloke who became known as St Edmund the Martyr who was king of East Anglia, becoming a saint shortly after his death in 869 he died in battle fighting the heathens. As was the case in these days bodies of the dead were frequently moved to keep them safe or in one piece. Well it appears that in the year 1010 his body was carried through creplegate (later spelled cripplegate) on route to St Gregory's Church.

Cripplegate was one of the gates in London wall, which I discovered stood on the part of London Wall Rd where it intersects Wood Rd. This now leads into the Barbican Estate.

Just inside the Barbican at this point stands St Giles Church. You were wondering how I was going to weave my photo into this story weren't you. St Giles church was originally built in 1090, named after the patron saint of cripples and beggars. They all hung out around this part of the city, hence the name of the this gate in the wall.
Much of this area was heavily bombed in the WWII. Amazingly St Giles survived.

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26 comments:

Mara said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I love your posts and learn something new on a regular basis. I definitely realise I've only seen glimpses of London so far.

On to the next 1000!

PattyF said...

Congratulations on #1000, Mo! **throws confetti** As always, your photos aren't just captivating, they also tell a story (and have a bit of a story to go with them). I love how the church looks so old as it's surrounded by so much modernity. Wonderful pic!

Witness said...

Congrats!And what a pic!

gloria cuce' said...

Congratulations!!!!

Molly said...

Nice--I like the free associations that often come with theme days, and yours is certainly a doozy! And congrats on 1000 posts!

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations! Great job. Please keep them coming.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

What a wonderful story.

Sharon said...

You did a lot of research for this one! I remember walking around the Barbican area and seeing remnants of the old Roman Wall. I missed the great old church entirely.

B SQUARED said...

Congratulations on your M post.

Anna Sergi said...

Congratulations and wonderful church and story! I must see it!

Anna Sergi said...

Congratulations and wonderful church and story! I must see it!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great image and sky for theme day

magiceye said...

that was such an interesting take on the theme!

Anna said...

1000 posts -- what an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations.

Caroline said...

Congratulations and I look forward to the next 1000!

lizziviggi said...

Interesting history, and congratulations on 1000 posts!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

1000th post - well done! Great photo too

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely pic, interesting story - and congratulations on your 1000th post! I'm glad I found your blog, it's one of my favourites.

Ham said...

That's a great double, congrats and all that. I'd love to say it gets easier ;-)

/t. said...

congrats, mo,
&
umm, many mo!

beauty contrasts in this pic(!)

× × ×

/t.

RedPat said...

Congrats on the 1000th post. Looking forward to the next 1000 and all the interesting info and sights that you give us.
Hurray!

Randy said...

Congratulations on # 1000. Thank you for sharing and being an inspiration. Lovely photo!

Jilly said...

What a fascinating post and perfect for Time - and doubly interesting. Many congatulations on your 1000th post. I always enjoy your blog and your photos. Bravo Mo!

Anonymous said...

congratulations.ciao elisabetta

PepeB said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!

Gunn said...

Congratulations, MO!:)
Well done, or more correctly; VERY WELL DONE!

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