Tour and Dinner|
With good weather the tour of six churches around
Watlington in Oxfordshire was an enjoyable and interesting day. Breakfast at the
Coach & Horses in Chiselhampton, lunch at the Chequers Inn at Fingest, tea
at Ewelme church and dinner at the Red Lion in Chalgrove.
The six churches
St Katherine's at Chiselhampton
All Saints' Chapel at Nuneham Park
Saints' church at Shirburn
St Bartholomew's at Fingest
St Botolph's at Swyncombe
Mary the Virgin at Ewelme
A guided tour and tea at Ewelme church were provided
by the ladies of Ewelme one of whom is the daughter of the late Peter Tothill
(an RV8 enthusiast). Tudur
Jones (organist at St Davids Catholic church
in Tywyn in Gwynedd) provided a short organ recital.
See an outline of
the tour. More
tour was organised by Charles Peers, an RV8 member and farmer near Chiselhampton,
with support from his son Tom and partner with guided tours of several churches.
tour began at St Katherine's with its box pews.
at Nuneham Park for All Saints' Chapel.
at St Botolph's church at Swyncombe
for All Saints' church at Shirburn
and Shirley Pecover with Richard and Victoria Withington, with Annie Yates, Heather
and Charles Peers beyond, at the dinner at the Red Lion in Chalgrove
and Anne-Lise Collins. The Red Lion is an attractive pub in Chalgrove village
with a warm welcome