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Fowey Ringers Painting and Rhyme

Fowey Ringers Painting and Rhyme

Located in the bell tower of the Fowey Parish Church, the following text accompanies the painting: "RINGERS PAINTING and RHYME This painting dates probably from the late 18th C. It is a sort of palimpsest and the underlying work can be seen in places. This earlier work looks to be a similar painting of ringers but turned through 90° and with the bells hanging down and not up on stay as they are on the later painting. It is dated 1732, 9 years after the 2 oldest bells were cast by ...

Cinderellas Rockerfellas, Cambridge Evening news June 14th 1989

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Stonehouse Heritage Trail 22, Wolsdon Street Board School

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 22, Wolsdon Street Board School

The school was opened in 1871 and styled into fine fashionable Victorian gothic style of the time. Primarily built for Infants and Girls only this school soon had to increase its capacity steadily as the local populatiuon grew. Initially designed to accomodate 230 pupils, by the early 1900s nearly 600 were present.
Stonehouse Heritage Trail 19, Convent of Notre Dame

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 19, Convent of Notre Dame

This ruin was is the only remnant left of the Convent of Notre Dame. The building was built on land soon purchased after the completion of the cathedral. By October 1865 the convent and girl's school for boarders had opened. Pupils from all over the world would come and stay at this fine establishment. By 1936/8 the convent premises took over the large old Presbyterian Chapel. During the Blitz of Plymouth this building and its chapel.
Stonehouse Heritage Trail 21, St Peter’s Church

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 21, St Peter’s Church

Eldad Chapel was first built here c1830 until it's demise 1846 when the chapel fell into disuse. In 1848 it was renamed Church of St Peter's, at the same a temporary hospital was built nearby to cope with the outbreak of cholera, which was nursed by a group of women who became Sisters of the Holy Trinity who were allowed to receive Holy Communion daily. In 1882 major works were done to the tower, etc. and then during WWII it was gutted, being finally rebuilt late-1950s.
Car Alarm Problems in Mutley

Car Alarm Problems in Mutley

How can you not get annoyed by having to continuously get up and stop your faulty annoyed car alarm going of repeatably every night?! I shall correct mysleft ... 3am! May I suggest getting it fixed ... disable it or buy CCTV to watch your car, for example... RING DOORBELL are a very fairly priced product. Feel free to shop around... or buy a decent fucking car alarm.
Stonehouse Heritage Trail 10, No Place House

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 10, No Place House

This house first appears in the mid-17th century map alongside a boundary stone. This was the only house on this ridge alongside the leat with views over the Sound and creek. By the early 18th century the house grew into a quadrant structure, with free lined gardens that ran down to the creek's bank. Later in that century the house and its grounds were demolished to make way for the Royal Naval Hospital Cemetery,
Stonehouse Heritage Trail 16, Stonehouse MIlls & Toll Gate

Stonehouse Heritage Trail 16, Stonehouse MIlls & Toll Gate

Sir Piers Edgcumbe of Stonehouse was able to build two mills and a new bridge c1525. This bridge with it's mills was built alongside an ancient causeway that used to link across the creek in the past. The mills would process grain for the making of bread and beer. The mills Were still going when in 1807 a toll gate with lodge was installed, much to the annoyance of the locals! By the early 1900s both The mill and toll gate had gone.