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The Knight Whose Armour Didn't Squeak [Sep. 8th, 2013|09:17 am]
Tony Grist
Yesterday afternoon (after tea in Cranbrook) we went on to Appledore- on Romney Marsh. This, mainly, is the reason I wanted to take a look at it.

Milne's geography is a little out. There are no castles in Appledore and no hills to build them on- but the Grand Military Canal goes past the door and- until the creek silted up, as creeks do- it used to be a port.

In the Church I found this...

appledore

Not Sir Thomas Tom, I'm afraid, but some glorious royal personage.

Bet his armour squeaked!
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2013-09-08 08:54 am (UTC)
He's lovely!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-08 08:56 am (UTC)
The church was restored in the 1920s and I think he dates from then.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-08 09:20 am (UTC)
I think you're probably right. That's Canterbury cathedral in the background- where his tomb is.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2013-09-08 11:28 am (UTC)
Thank you - I'd never come across the Knight Whose Armour Didn't Squeak before. That's wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-08 12:00 pm (UTC)
I seem to be the only person in my family who knows it- or knew it. Others know now. I read it out at the breakfast table this morning.

Edited at 2013-09-08 12:52 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-09-08 03:12 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful bit of glass! Modern or not, it's lovely.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-08 05:08 pm (UTC)
There's a quantity or rather good 20th century glass in Appledore church.
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