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More Research Into My Genealogy July 23, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Cathedrals,English History,Genealogy,Giles Bitfield — Janet @ 9:56 pm

Gloucester Cathedral  Gloucester Cathedral in England

Isn’t this a splendid vista.  A church attended by my ancestor Giles Bitfield, 10th Great Grandfather.  Giles lived in the late 1500’s.  Was he married in this cathedral?

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Cherry On Top

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:08 pm

HX Report

Cherry On Top

Many hundreds of people, or even thousands, visit the Grange Stone Circle each year, 1km or so distance from HX. Most feel a sense of energy or awe in the very scenic surroundings.

From the loughgur.com website:

It is the largest standing stone circle in Ireland, 150 feet in diameter and enclosed by 113 standing stones. The largest stone is Rannach Chruim Duibh (Crom Dubh’s Division) and is over 13 feet high and weighs 40 tons. The entrance stones are matched by a pair of equally impressive slabs on the southwest side, whose tops slope down towards each other to form a v-shape.

The placing of hands and forehead on the 40-tonne headstone, to feel the power and energy of the circle, is considered the ‘cherry of top’ of the visit by many.

SONY DSC Grange Stone Circle

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