P is for Pulpit #AtoZChallenge

P’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Penda; Paeda; Porch; Pulpit; Psalms; Prayers; Pancake Race; precincts; Presbytery; Peter; Paul; paintings and Pope.

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As I say, I illustrate what passes me by. On this occasion, when there was an event in the Nave, I had pencil in hand as one of the Canons decided to get a better view to take some pictures for his twitter account. He realised when he came round to see how I was getting on with my illustrations that he’d chosen the perfect time to do it as it meant he’s in my illustration too. A different use than the pulpit usually gets.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

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O is for Once upon a time #AtoZchallenge

O’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Oswald; Old Scarlett; Ordination; Organ and Oil. I’ve gone for Once upon a time.

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There’s lots of stories told about the Cathedral and recently I was able to hear a few from a speaker who’s written a wonderful book on Peterborough Cathedral. There were a couple of beautiful working dogs in the audience which I couldn’t resist including.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

N is for Nave #AtoZChallenge

N’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: New building; Nene; Numbers; Norman; Northumbria and Nave.

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Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

M is for Mary Queen of Scots #AtoZchallenge

M’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Music; Monks, Martin – de – Bec; Market; Medehamstede; Marble; Masonic; monuments; Mary Queen of Scots; miserichords; Memorials; manuscripts; medieval ceiling; masons and Mission.

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Mary is no longer buried at Peterborough Cathedral having been moved to Westminster Cathedral by her son.  Regardless, since many people still like to visit where Mary was originally buried, the ‘former burial place of Mary Queen of Scots’ is clearly marked and gets many visitors each day. The day I drew this illustration was no different.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

L is for Lady chapel #AtoZchallenge

L’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Leviticus; Living; Lecturn; Luna; Lively; Lovely; Leaning; Learning; Lady chapel; Lonely Anzac; lozenges and library.

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There is no Lady Chapel, well no longer but we do talk about it and where it was. Back in around 1643 Cromwellian soldiers destroyed a lot of what they could reach in the Cathedral and the Lady Chapel was dismantled to repair it and to raise money for the restoration.

This illustration is drawn from the outside (on a very hot day during the heritage festival last year) and the wall beyond the tree in the middle is where the Lady Chapel was attached to the North Transept of main cathedral building. I like to imagine what it was like and what I’d probably be saying about it if it was still here. I think it’s important to remember those buildings no longer around and pass on the stories linked to them to keep the memories alive.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge

K is for Knights Chamber #AtoZChallenge

K’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Katharine of Aragon; King; Kirkton; Knights Chamber and Kings bedroom.

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One of the rooms at the Cathedral is the knights chamber, often used for events and hired out. This illustration was drawn during an event held in the Knights chamber with re-enactors bringing history to life for visitors.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

J is for Jesus #AtoZchallenge

J’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: John Chambers; Jesus; Janus; Jerusalem; Jousting and Judas.

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There is a cross in Peterborough cathedral hung over the nave. It appears in my illustrations when there’s events in the nave and I’m looking East. This drawing could have also been used for heritage, festivals or volunteers.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour, I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

I is for Imaginative illustration #AtoZchallenge

I’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Imaginative illustration; Iconic; Icons; Images; Imagination; Inks; Inside; Indigo and Incense.

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I think my imagination ran riot when I created this illustration from a bench in the cloisters on a busy day in 2015. Looking at it again now, it always makes me smile and yet, I wonder what the monks would have thought if they’d seen this, when they were so carefully illustrating beautiful manuscripts hundreds of years ago.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

H is for High Altar #atozchallenge

H’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Humanity; Hedda; Henry VIII; Hereward the Wake; High Altar; Heritage; Holy; Holy Spirit Chapel and Horses.

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Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour, I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

G is for Greenery #AtoZchallenge

G’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Generosity; Grace; Gothic; Geometry; Germany; Great string course; Greenery; Gargoyles; glass windows; Gables; Gravestones and Gardens.

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I know. F was taken with font and I’m using my west front image which could be suitable for gothic another time. I enjoyed doing this sketch of the volunteer creating a stunning flower display and it’s finished and ready top upload while I’m trying to get ahead in this challenge. Greenery does include flower displays so I think I’m ok with this illustration and word for G.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this challenge. Take a look at what others are doing and support this AtoZ Blogging Challenge.