Friday, March 09, 2012

Medieval graffiti is well worth a look

What to do on a wet (and snowy, for a time) Sunday? You could do worse than visit All Saints Church in Leighton Buzzard, which provided not just very welcome shelter from the wild weather, but also enough intrigue to keep anyone interested in local history or architecture occupied for an hour or so.

We’d first popped into the Costa Coffee in the High Street for a hot drink to fortify us against the cold. Chain cafes aren’t usually my first choice but there didn’t seem to be anywhere else open.

The staff at this Costa were polite and friendly but the place could really do with a bit of a spruce up – tatty chairs aren’t really on when you’re a multi-million pound operation.

The ‘falling masonry’ sign outside the church made us take a step back as we approached the main entrance (the west door), and although the gentleman inside seemed a little surprised to have visitors we were invited to take a look around, and given a handy guide to some of the church’s interesting features.

Click here to read this article from the Leighton Buzzard Observer