Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Retrospective 6 - Anstey

Today we drove to Anstey to see the 398th Memorial window, fabulous, lots of butterflies and bombers and the names of all the fallen inscribed in the window - a beautiful and unusual tribute to the American airmen who were stationed nearby (detail above). Sir Roger du Boulay, a very sprightly 88 year young gentleman, arrived and gave a me a complete history of the church, the ancient mermaid font, the old chests etc. Sir Roger had organised the appeal for funds and the installation of the window and gave us an excellent interview, explaining the symbolism. We finally packed bags at Anstey about 2pm and, following Sir Roger's tip off, drove to the Woodman pub which had been the local for the Americans and has lots of memorabilia which we were able to photograph. And then back to Film Farm, both rather shattered.

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