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More to smile about – week 40

If you have lots to smile about and want to share them you cant do better than to link them to Annies blog and make them part of her Friday’s Smiles. I promise you’ll come away with an even bigger grin on your face.
This weeks post is about a visit to a local church which we have literally just come back from. St. Peters church, Nevendon is a 13th century building which is hidden away behind a huge Sainsburys supermarket on one side and industrial estate on the other. In fact i didnt even know it was there until a year ago and we have lived here for 22 years!
┬áIts just 5 mins or so by car for us and i’ve been meaning to visit it for ages. Today we finally got round to it.

This is a later window as original was destroyed by a mine in WW2

Its a beautiful place. Sadly we didnt get to go inside as like a lot of churches now they have to lock their doors but i wandered round the churchyard grave spotting. I know it might sound creepy to some but as i love local and family history i can happily spend hours wandering around graves and reading the inscriptions. I feel that it keeps the deceased persons memory alive a little longer, plus i’m just a nosy old woman.
Its such a peaceful place and you completely forget that you are in the middle of a very urbanised town. I feel very uplifted after having been.
I will be blogging about the interesting graves i saw in another post.
Now i’m off to have a smile at others blogs, why don’t you do the same.
Until next week
Gill xx