Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat
A Day Out In Yardley
This is the place where Brummies come to chat about Birmingham old and new along with anything else that interests us.
We have Quizzes, Pizzas, Local History, News, Politics, Wedding Cake, Plum Pudding, Champagne, Easter Eggs and, above all, Respect for our fellow members.
Yardley Old Church are having an open day today. There is a tour of the Church, eight private gardens are open to the public followed by cream teas. Old Yardley Village is a nice place to visit. (even for Volty).
Phil I think I have just deciphered your previous post. You mention the Church over the road in Horse Shoes Lane. That is a Catholic Church. But I think you are mixing Yardley Church with Sheldon Parish Church, (St Giles). Church Road. St Giles is a Norman church with a square Norman tower. Yardley Old Church (St Edburgha's) is just along Church Rd from The Yew Tree. Yardley parish church is around 700 years old and has a spire, it was there before Columbus discovered America. SB
, Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:52 pm
As you will know Churches are not a favourite subject with me. Although I admire the architecture of many of the older ones and think they have great beauty . It's the rituals that go on inside that sets my teeth on edge.
We had a very nice afternoon out in Yardley Village today. We started with a guided tour of St. Edburgha's then we went round six lovely private back gardens. We had a cream Tea in the old Yardley School (which is older than Blakesley hall). The weather was kind to us. All in all it was a nice day.