Seventy two years ago my cousin, David, and I were christened at the same ceremony by our Grandfather, Rev W Richards, Vicar of Cockerham Church, Lancashire. Today we met again after all these years as David and his wife now living in Australia, are visiting the homeland.
Granny holding David, Grandpa with me and my big brother outside the Vicarage at Cockerham
We met for lunch in a village in Devon that was about equidistant from our place and where D and T were staying – the delightfully picturesque Kings Nympton.
Where we met to have lunch together, The Grove Inn
The Parish Church, much of which has been here since the 14th century!
Copper clad spire
The beautifully painted ceiling dating from 18th Century
Stone to Sir Arthur Northcote
Helmet belonging to Sir Arthur Northcote
One of the gorgeous thatched roofs, this one with an owl
The drive home through Devon’s lovely lanes took us past some golden fields of corn. Here I have Sting in my head!
If you’d like to read more about the Church and the village, click this red link.