Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Father and son

Gravestone of Robert Deverell Pyper and his son Robert Daly Pyper, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road.
The inscription reads:
In memory of Robert Daly Pyper, the only and beloved Child of Robert Deverell Pyper and Harriette his Wife. Died 12 September 1850. Aged 5 years. 
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord. 
Also of Robert Deverell Pyper M.D. Father of the above. Died 26th September 1851. Aged 34 years.
Yea, though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Low tide

Hove beach opposite Hove Lawns on a very humid, hot and overcast afternoon. You can glimpse the funfair at the end of the Palace Pier just beyond the derelict West Pier.
You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

And from the front

Another shot of the churchyard at St Mary de Haura taken earlier in the year.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Churchyard

St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea; a photograph taken earlier this year showing some of the gravestones in the churchyard.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sergeant Grinstead

Gravestone, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea. Reading the inscription, I suspect the 'l' and 'f' in the word 'left' on the penultimate line were accidentally transposed and the word should have read 'felt'.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Pesky pigeons

Pigeons. I hate them. Pigeons try and nest/lay eggs in my plants and they crap all over my balcony. The last straw was a direct hit on a pot of salad leaves which were just ready for picking. I've solved the problem with a box of bird spikes and a packet of outdoor sticky fixers; I'm so happy that I'm now pigeon free!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Let's have some colour!

Hove is wet, grey and cold today and I thought I'd cheer myself up with some colour. This is a hebe flowering beautifully in a Vallance Road garden.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

In loving remembrance

Gravestone of George and Sarah Gibbs, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Update

This is the other side of the building work I showed you in May - this side of the building faces Kingsway and the sea.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Teddy's

Chocolate cake, Teddy's, East Street, Shoreham by Sea. And no, I didn't eat the cake myself, merely watched it being eaten...

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Time for ...

... some much-needed repairs and a lick of paint. St Aubyns Mansions, Hove seafront.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My trust is in thy mercy

Grave of Edgar Corrie (1787-1862) and memorial to his wife Margaret (1790-1885), St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road. The inscription Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die is from St. John 11:26.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Slightly battered

The blooms on many garden plants like this St. John's Wort (Hypericum 'Hidcote') have been battered by wind and rain. There was heavy rain overnight but today - so far - the weather has been bright and sunny.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Reflection in a puddle

This image sums up July's weather so far - it's been such a miserable wet, cold summer this year!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Arthur Loftus Tottenham M.P.

Family grave of Arthur Loftus Tottenham, Member of Parliament, his wife Sarah Ann and their third and seventh sons Henry Arthur Leicester age 9 and Reginald Stewart age 5, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Outside the window

I've already posted several interior photographs of the beautiful stained glass memorial window at the Cornerstone Community Centre; this is what the the window looks like from the outside.