Tell Them of Us Premiere Weekend – Part 1 – Friday

As soon as I got off the train in Lincoln I saw Judith Brodnicki. We had been working 24/7 to get Centenary Stitches printed in time for this weekend, but this was the first time I had set eyes on her. We both squealed!!

Judith, her husband Ed, and I were staying at the same place. They had arrived the day before, so they took me to settle in.

The next day Judith and Ed took me to Thimbleby to see some of the locations. As we got out of the car we met a woman and her dog, who turned out to have been extras in the film!

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeWe photographed the main street then went in to the church, which forms such a large part of the story.

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeInside we saw the memorial plaque to those from the village who fell in WW1 as well as the memorial window to Robert Crowder.

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resizeOutside there were many Crowder graves, including these of Robert’s mother and father.

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeThen it was on to Crowder’s nursery, still very much a going concern!

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resizeThere were loads of different plants, even in November, and I bought an ivy for my garden.

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeInside, there were many Christmas decorations and gifts. Both Judith and I kept saying ‘I’d love that but I can’t get it home…’!

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- resizeThere were some lovely touches round the building, including this one:

P1030707We then explored further and realised that the restaurant was partially built on to the old house. The only view of the house was from by the redwood tree which gives its name to the restaurant.

PhotoELF Edits: 2014:11:10 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeWe had lunch inside, and it was nice to see a familiar name on the menu. The current manager of the business is also called Robert Crowder.

P1030709In the evening, Jane Lawrence had organised a concert in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral. It was of WW1 songs, sung by children of two Lincoln schools. They wore the ganseys the project had made, along with hats and scarves. The singing was lovely, and a good time was had by all.

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10 thoughts on “Tell Them of Us Premiere Weekend – Part 1 – Friday

  1. I commend you all in the UK for remembering. Events in the US are more sparse, and most Americans have no idea why they are given November 11 as a holiday – probably most think it is to do some early Christmas shopping.

  2. Yesterday I went to your exhibition in Lincoln, it was so fantastic that I took a friend and went again in the afternoon. The knitting is beUtifully done and imaginatively displayed. It was very nice to be able to touch the garments and feel the different sorts of wool. I took one of the free pattern booklets, also very well produced, and am inspired to knit a floppy hat. Thank you for all your hard work And giving Lincoln such a brilliant exhibition.

  3. I am so envious of your trip and the remembrance of WWI. As one of my countrywomen mentioned previous, November 11 isn’t even a holiday for some of us in the US and, at least at the University where I teach, we include veterans from all wars and conflicts, not just WWI, when we remember and give thanks for their service to our country and the world.

  4. This is a lovely article. I really liked the beautiful photographs. The menu was readable and the Stilton and broccoli soup entry made my mouth water.

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