Architecture – August meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.  At the August meeting, Colin and Peter gave a talk entitled ‘Oranges and Lemons………’ which was a look at some churches within the City of London.  Colin began the afternoon by talking about the meaning of the rhyme and describing how the City and its buildings and churches had been affected by the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.  Peter then talked about St Clement’s Eastcheap (Oranges & Lemons say the bells of St Clement’s), St Martin’s Ongar (You owe me five farthings say the bells of St Martin’s) and St Sepulchre-without-Newgate (When will you pay me say the bells of Old Bailey).  Colin continued with St Leonard’s, Shoreditch (When I grow rich say the bells of Shoreditch), St Dustan, in the East, Stepney (Pray when will that be say the bells of Stepney) and St Mary Le Bow (I do not know says the great bell of Bow).  Colin rounded off the afternoon talking about St Paul’s (When I grow old say the bells of St Paul’s), Temple Bar, St Alban’s, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue and the Brick Lane Mosque.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, 27th September, when Glenys will give the first of two talks on Bristol.  New members are always very welcome.  Peter Ellement.