Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Sole Survivor

Godalming parish church has a splendid wooden spire, but I didn't take a picture because it was raining and I once fritzed a camera by snapping in the rain and I don't want to do that again. It's a big church, roomy and comfortless. Medieval wall paintings- quite a lot of them- turned up in the 1840s and were promptly destroyed. The only one that got away did so because it was hiding in a blocked up arch and wasn't found till later. This is it. It depicts John the Baptist, holding the Lamb of God and is more than life size.

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