Thursday Doors – When Is A Door Not A Door?

Helen’s door post is wonderful today. She got my writer’s brain going and we’ve started a story. Please check it out and add a few lines. Share it with your friends.

Journey To Ambeth

IMG_2594Sorry, I don’t have a snappy punchline 😀 Instead I have a door – or, to be more precise, a doorway. The door is long gone, the doorway bricked over and its only ornament a crown of green. But once there was a door here, probably nine hundred years or so ago.

IMG_2613This is the corner of St Mary’s Cathedral, Coventry, the first cathedral to exist in the city. The original monastery on the site was built in 1043 by Leofric and Godiva (yes, that Godiva), Earl and Lady of Mercia at that time. The cathedral was completed about two hundred years later, and remained there until the 16th century, when good old Henry VIII, busy dissolving monasteries around the country, ordered it destroyed.

IMG_2606In 1856, the Blue Coats School built a new school building on the site, incorporating part of the ruins in the base – this is what…

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