The parish of
located 60 miles north of London and 7 miles north west of
Bedford in the county of Bedfordshire.
The parish is almost
entirely encircled by the River Ouse with access to the north by
an early 19C bridge and to the south by a mid 18C bridge. The
parish has a
Hall and an early C13
The total population of the parish is approx. 737 people.
weather cock on Yelden church, March 1896
This week felmersham.net
departs from displaying photographs with a parish
connection. In this painting by T Bartlett we see 4 men
fixing the weather cock on Yelden church spire. One man is
sitting on a board which has been passed through two
lucarnes (small windows in a spire). He appears to be
steadying the fourth ladder which is resting on the board.
Health and Safety 1896!
On the 17th April 1718 William Dickens fell while pointing
Keysoe church steeple. On his way down he hit the tower
battlements and broke his leg and foot and, before hitting
the ground, he managed to ask the Lord for mercy three
times. He survived and passed away 41 years later in 1759
at the age of 73. It is said that 6 months after the
accident William was back again finishing off the work he
had so hurriedly left!
Autumn Photo Competition Subject: "My Felmersham" or "My Radwell"
entries to be emailed to:
date Sunday 16th November 2014. Maximum of 4 entries per person.