We visited Tewkesbury today, and I had a pleasant wander round the graveyard looking for fungi. Someone had kicked a lot of them to pieces, which seemed rather a pity. It did mean I could see the gills clearly though.
Apparently the abbey church survived Henry VIII’s dissolution because the townspeople bought it from the king, as they insisted it was their parish church. It’s a wonderful Norman building, with the feel of a cathedral rather than a church. I paid for a photography licence (only £2) and enjoyed wandering round looking at the architecture. There are several interesting monuments, including a spooky cadaverous one, which includes ‘vermin’ eating the remains of the body. Gruesome!