Constantine Bimble

A Bimble, Constantine Church
 
 
 
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I was called this morning for a special treat.
 
 
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Martin had created a wonderful egg event at Bluefields. Wow.
 
 
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The lovely 15th century church was open.

 

Martin and Cecily had an appointment to keep so we took the opportunity to head the few miles to a graveyard where we knew many relatives might still have gravestones of a family tree I’m currently working on.

Wiki says: Constantine (Cornish: Lann Gostentin, meaning church enclosure of St Constantine) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, approximately five miles west-southwest of Falmouth. The parish population at the 2011 census was population 1,789.

Constantine is named after Saint Constantine, a 6th-century Cornish saint possibly identified with a minor British king Constantine.

 

 

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The Vicars and Patrons list dates back to 1258.
 
 
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We had a good look inside before we headed out to bimble.
 
 
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The oldest gravestones were near the church................
 
 
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younger ones across the road.
 
 
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Lots to see. I was looking for Tremayne’s and Bear was soon on the case.
 
 
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Some, as always were hard to read.
 
 
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Lots of Tremayne’s.
 
 
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A lovely churchyard to explore. Bear had a fancy to take a pasty back with us. No sooner than we got in than Cecily and Bear went through old photograph albums, I took pictures of all of the images and Martin ran round as a very effective barman then cooked us a delicious supper. A really good day.
 
 
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ALL IN ALL A GREAT SUCCESS
                     LOVELY TO BE RIGHT OUT IN THE COUNTRY