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St Peter & St Paul

By Terry L    
Something a bit different for me, taken this evening St Peter & St Paul Church in Aylesford Kent.
Aylesford is OLD! It's name probably stems from a local chieftain Aegel, in control of a strategic ford over the River Medway. Here Hengist and Horsa fought against King Vortigern in AD455; here in 893 King Alfred defeated the Danes; and in 1016 Edmund Ironside pursued the Danes from Otford to Aylesford, slaughtering many on the way. In more recent times Aylesford became a bustling industrial village with many barges passing through it along the river. Nowadays the village is a quaint residential area, with the industry confined to busy industrial parks outside the village.
The oldest part of our Church (the base of the tower) is Norman, so getting on for 1000 years old! There may even have been a church here before that, high up overlooking the river, so that travellers crossing the ford could pray for safety.

Tags: River Church Kent Bridge Medway Landscape and travel

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fizz 15 4
8 Feb 2015 10:30PM
Nice photo dad It came out really nice x

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 11:52PM
Beautiful composition with great light and reflections.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
9 Feb 2015 2:07AM
A beautiful warm low light shot and with fine reflections.
PranavMishra 7 52 18 India
9 Feb 2015 5:39AM
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
9 Feb 2015 6:36AM
Lovely image and a super narrative Terry.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
G_Hughes 12 19
9 Feb 2015 8:27AM
Great composition and light.
9 Feb 2015 8:35AM
Great shot Terry. Lovely light and reflections and a great bit of history.
9 Feb 2015 5:05PM
What an excellent image taken at an excellent time of Day Terry, plus some VERY interesting info'.
I recognised the location straight away of course. Smile

jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2015 7:24PM
Lovely image Terry and a great write up
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
9 Feb 2015 8:07PM
Some nice light there, Terry … to go with the beautiful location…

20 Feb 2015 8:28PM

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