Tuesday 8 December 2009

Advent 8: Colonel Cheney in Gaddesby Church

Gaddesby is a pretty village to the north east of Leicester. Inside Gaddesby's fine church, in the chancel, is this almost life-size albaster monument which shows Colonel Cheney on one of the four horses which were killed under him at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Britains's churches contain some of the finest art of their time and, while none of the churches in Leicestershire & Rutlands rank with the very best, there are still many fine things to be seen. Other church photos will appear in this advent series, while photos of Gaddesby can be found here: http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/leicester/gaddesby.html