Yarn, Yorkshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Well here is the church in question, but the clock is going just fine these days….

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Rupert Brooke wrote the poem “The Old Vicarage, Granchester” and the lines

“Stands the church clock at ten-to-three

And is there honey still for tea?”

on a trip to Berlin in 1912 whilst feeling homesick for Cambridge and in particular Granchester, his friends and the idyllic lifestyle he had led as a student.

If you would like to read more on Rupert Brooke, look here

If this wets your appetite ,, then visit the church

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and if you visit Granchester near Cambridge, be sure to take in this museum, and have your tea in the same spot he used to frequent

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here at the Orchard tea rooms

you won’t be disappointed.

Joining in with Inspired Sunday, where you can see some really lovely churches.

I have one more from our trip to Cambridge for next week, which will show the link between Cambridge and the US.


Comments on: "Stands the church clock at ten to three?" (5)

  1. I love Granchester although the tea rooms are expensive!!

  2. i enjoy ur church lighting. shadows & all. i will check ur link. thx. ( ;

  3. Love that old stone church. I would very much like to visit it and have tea in Rupert’s spot.

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