A walk up Church Street takes you past some fascinating period details. Bow-windows with bulls-eye glass:
Full timbered houses, some of which have been shops at one time:
And woodwork revealing previous use as a butcher's shop;
A quaint, country inn:
And a clothing warehouse, last remnant of the trade that built the wealth of the area over the centuries:
At last to the church, St Peter ad Vincula, with its "flinty, fifteenth-century tower", as Betjeman has it, although, in this case, war damage necessitated a rebuild at that end.
I don't think that this is the brass of Thos. Paycocke and his wife, but it is of the right period.
Finally, this week's tweed. I can't tell you how happy this fabric makes me. It's a jersey base, with the other threads felted on to the surface. At Ally Pally, I saw a commercial stall selling a coat with panels of this fabric. I plan to make the usual basic skirt, the only dilemma being whether to feature the plain edges as the hem.