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West Firle [Jan. 30th, 2016|10:12 am]
Tony Grist
The village of West Firle may be at the end of a road that goes nowhere else- except to the great house- but it has a pub that plies a roaring trade- even on weekdays in January- and a celebrity vicar- Peter Owen-Jones- who writes books and does TV and dresses like the 4th Doctor. There may not be any through traffic but a lot of walkers pass this way. It's part of the Owen-Jones legend that he climbs Firle Beacon every day to say his prayers.

The church has a fine window by John Piper. Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell are buried in the churchyard.





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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2016-01-30 11:41 am (UTC)
What a fabulous window!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-30 04:14 pm (UTC)
Piper was the best- at least in this country.
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From: cmcmck
2016-01-30 12:27 pm (UTC)
Piper's glass is wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-30 04:14 pm (UTC)
It is.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2016-01-30 03:30 pm (UTC)
The glass is beautiful and West Firle sounds like one of those lovely little English villages that surely must be on a pilgrimage route somewhere...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-30 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's on the South Down Way- and maybe that was on the route to the shrine of St Richard at Chichester.
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From: artkouros
2016-01-30 05:31 pm (UTC)
Love that old glass.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-30 05:44 pm (UTC)
Not that old. Piper's dates are 1903-1992.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-01-30 07:34 pm (UTC)
I must visit Firle one day.
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