Saturday, August 12, 2006

Tewkesbury Abbey

Wednesday - threw the Music Director, Matt and Gary in the car and whizzed down to Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral. Tewkesbury is a wonderfully evocative building - transitional Norman/Gothic and saved during the Dissolution of the monasteries because the townspeople bought it from Henry VIII. It saw one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war inside the Abbey. There are two famous organs - one played by Milton!

The view from the Choir, past the Milton Organ, down the Nave.

The restored Gothic vaulting over the Choir


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