Thursday, 12 August 2010

Westgate on Sea in Thanet, Saint Saviours Church, pictures

It is my day off today and went to some places in Thanet, the pictures are publishing now. This is the first stop I noticed an art exhibition was on in Saint Saviours Church Westgate on Sea. Interesting to me as it gave me a chance to look as one of our churches that I hadn’t been inside before.

Click on the link for the pictures

Westgate on Sea has some marvellous Victorian and Edwardian seaside architecture, development of Westgate on Sea started in 1865 the church was consecrated in 1873, I won’t indulge in historical detail here but will mention a few things in the pictures.

As you see this is a very good place to hold an art exhibition.

Does anyone know what the holes in shelves on the backs of the pews are for?

Also a good place to hold a local history exhibition.

The 93 free on the end of the pew meant that it was free, I think a fifth of all pews had to be free to sit in, the remainder in the late 1800s would have cost about 10/- per year to rent, this money, 50p as I direct conversion, would have gone to pay the “incumbents stipend” (vicars wages) of course 50p was worth a lot more in those days.

I will stop rabbiting on and publish this post up.

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