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photoblog image St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove 7 of ?

St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove 7 of ?

A reminder of the English civil war. Parliamentarian troops passed through the churchyard en route to the battle of Worcester (the final battle of the civil war) and let off their muskets against the walls of the church . The church still hasn't got round to repairing the holes 

St John the Baptist Church Bromsgrove 7 of ?

A reminder of the English civil war. Parliamentarian troops passed through the churchyard en route to the battle of Worcester (the final battle of the civil war) and let off their muskets against the walls of the church . The church still hasn't got round to repairing the holes 

comments (18)

A remarkable piece of history, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I would not have noticed but a passer by told me about it
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2015, 01:57
A bit deeper and they would have made excellent ventilators, Bill.
Bill Phillips: They would have to have been a lot deeper Ray!
this is like a medieval drive by shooting Bill...
great texture....petersmile
Bill Phillips: In a way it was. It is not that uncommon to find evidence of civil war damage
Well, they don't look too severe - just a little flesh wound...
Bill Phillips: They did a lot more damage to the royalists at the Battle of Worcester Elizabeth, which was the last battle of the English civil war
Wounds of the past...Great textures Bill!
Bill Phillips: Indeed Richard and like these wounds one day I hope the wounds in Paris will also heal
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:05
All part of its interesting history, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is Lisl. A link to the past
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:36
Interesting history - the church should never repair these holes. Je suis d'accord avec Richard.
Bill Phillips: They will remain as a reminder of our history Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2015, 06:41
Well let's hope they don't get the Polyfilla, or whatever it's called, out then..
Bill Phillips: I think that is unlikely grin
I have seen many a building in Europe that has no intention of repairing it's bullet/cannon holes, Bill, from the world wars. I think they bear them as badges of honor.
Bill Phillips: It helps to tell the story of our past and brings it to life for future generations
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Nov 2015, 07:08
smile I had no clue what Tiffo was talking about... now I am here laughing: http://poly.com.au/
I agree with him and a lot of others, don't repair the wall. I shows the history. Great shot.
Bill Phillips: It is what they use to stuff Parrots ...Polly.filler!
Good old Cromwell, he would have understood IS completely. It's all been done before.
Bill Phillips: History repeats and repeats. We are in danger of sleepwalking into a global war
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Nov 2015, 08:31
So you think a war is civil? Especially where your fellow citizens are involved... smile
Bill Phillips: Nothing very civil about a civil war, but for once we were only fighting ourselves and not somebody else
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2015, 08:55
Not quite armour-piercing shells are they? I think Charles II came past this way and I know he passed through West Sussex on his way to France.
Bill Phillips: Yes he did go through Bromsgrove. He also went through Ombersley but did not pop into Droitwich at all
It is hard to believe what a person can find or come across. This is a big one. Remarkable.
Bill Phillips: The scars of history can be found in all sorts of places Mary
It's our history so I'm glad they are still there, although being hit by one might have hurt a bit smile
Bill Phillips: more than a bit Brian. grin
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2015, 16:05
Like Louis, Bill, I can't understand why a war can be civil. It might be in the same nation rather than against a different country, but civil sounds wrong.
Bill Phillips: A civil war is any war fought by different groups living in the one country. The use of civil is that in Civil rights or civil servant not in the sense of politeness
Not very consistent with their aim
I guess there's not much you can do with a musket ball hole - and leaving them there documents the history.

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