One part of Facebook that I rather like, are the ‘reminder’ of events from a year previous. The reminder that popped up this morning was of a visit to Ilam Church. I thought that not only is this a fantastic piece of Art, hidden away in a side chapel of a country church…but also a message for today fragile environment we live in….. that family is precious as are the memories created.
So here is a repeat of the Facebook post from this day in 2019.
We were over at Ilam Village (Staffordshire) and paid a visit to the Church of the Holy Cross. Within the church is a Chapel that was added to accommodate a rather distinctive memorial. It is dedicated to David Pike-Watt (d1816) one time owner of Ilam Hall. It is the work of Sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey and represents Pike-Watt with his Daughter Mary and her 3 daughters. I thought it both beautiful and striking in a dramatic setting. It is I guess a hidden secret of Ilam
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020