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Unknown Grave – St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church


This photo was taken in Stroud at St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church in New South Wales, Australia. It is an old grave with an inscription no longer able to be read.

For more on the church visit:
http://www.stroudfriends.org/

Unknown Grave

Church Bell – St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church


This photo was taken in Stroud at St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church in New South Wales, Australia. It is of course the church bell.

For more on the church visit:
http://www.stroudfriends.org/

Stroud Anglican Church Bell

John Lennon Look – Sort Of


A John Lennon look?This is a photo of myself from quite some time ago – I would say at least 15 years ago, if not 20 years ago. From the look of it it was taken at the Blackbutt Reserve near Newcastle and probably at a Sunday SchoolPicnic with the church I was at back then.

I had a lot more hair then, a lot less grey hair also and may have weighed a bit less than I do now, though that is difficult to tell from this photo. I was almost certainly far fitter than I currently am.

Stroud Parade


View from Silo Hill

ABOVE: View from Silo Hill

 

Today was the first day of my annual leave allottment (technically it starts Monday) and so I decided to get out and do something. The Stroud International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition seeemed to be the thing to do today. So I decided I would offer my mother and her husband a seat in the car and head off to Stroud. Turned out only my mother would be coming. Disappointingly the day was wet and miserable – a typical Australian winter’s day I guess. Still, we thought we would go and have a look anyway.

 

Stroud House

ABOVE: Stroud House

 

We arrived at Stroud just as the main street was being closed for the parade. So we got our park and headed into the centre of town to gain a reasonable vantage point, with the option of some shelter should the weather turn especially bad. We got our place easy enough. Stroud was fairly packed for the event, but not as much as I thought it may have been – the weather probably kept many away. Still, a pretty good turn out.

So off they went, a whole menagerie of marchers in the big parade. It was an odd bunch, some seemingly out of tune with the country in which they marched and the context of the town. Everyone was having a ball, particularly the kids who seemed to be the targets of the often thrown lollies and sweets that were being hurled from the floats and marching rag tag line of marchers. There were North American Indians, whip crackers, witches and wizards, some rather fat ballerina types (pictured) and many other odd characters. There were also the police (representing 150 years of police work), firemen, SES and other services – even church floats, a debutante ball float, school groups – as it went on and on for some time. There were musical groups, including a couple of groups of Scottish bands and a ukulele group.

 

Ballerinas

ABOVE: The Ballerinas BELOW: Marching Police

Police Marching

Debutantes

ABOVE: Debutante Float

 

Having attended the march we decided to not stay as the weather was rolling in again. We took a quick trip up to Silo Hill to enjoy the view and headed back to Gloucester.

Carrington: Old Church Building


Carrington Church of England

Today I am posting two photos of the same building, taken many years apart. The building in the photos is the old A.A. Company’s (Australian Agricultural Company) Church Building at Carrington (Port Stephens) in New South Wales, Australia. The building currently serves as a private residence.

Carrington Church 2003

Church Building Built for the movie ‘Goddess of 1967’


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This ‘church’ building was built for the movie ‘Goddess of 1967.’ It is in Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church – Wagga Wagga


100_2071This photo is of yet another church building in Church Street, Wagga in New South Wales, Australia. This is the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Church of St. John the Evangelist – Wagga Wagga


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This photo is of another church building in Wagga Wagga – the Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican).

St. Michael’s Cathedral – Wagga Wagga


100_2064This is just one of the grand church buildings located in Church Street at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia. This is the St. Michael’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic).