Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Carved Serpents Of Memory


We went to the South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne on Sunday for no other reason than it was a sunny Bank Holiday and I had never been there before. At least, I thought I had never been, but Isobel insisted we had visited the village several times. I looked through my old photographs to see if I could find any of Cawthorne - as far as I am concerned, if I haven't photographed it, I haven't been.
In the centre of the village there is an old stone cross and drinking fountain which is decorated with carved serpents. It looks ancient, but a little research shows it is only about 150 years old. Not everything is as it seems - perhaps that is true of my memory as well.

6 comments:

  1. Got a shock when I saw that image - thought you'd snapped the mother-in-law...

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  2. Perhasp Isobel is remembering her previous life - do you believe in reincarnation?

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  3. A repulsive pile of snakes, and on a drinking fountain? Perhaps trying to conserve the village water supply.

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  4. That looks quite scary. I should stick to the beer!

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  5. With a half hidden admission of poor memory like that , you should try politics. They seem to have very poor memories and selective at that.

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  6. Well if Isobel says you were there you probably were even if no photos exist..do you remember a pub?:)

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