Monday, May 19, 2014

Tea at St Paul's, Woodhouse Eaves

After lunch comes tea, and I had already seen signs saying that they were doing teas in St Paul's, Woodhouse Eaves, that afternoon.

The church was built in 1836/7 and one of the benefactors was Sir William Henry Salt, the eldest son of Titus Salt of Saltaire fame. William Henry was married to Emma Harris, the daughter of John Dove Harris, who was twice Mayor of Leicester and one of the city's MPs between 1865 and 1874. He was a Liberal.

Inside you will find a tablet to the memory of the Revd A.J.W. Hiley, who was a grandson of Dr Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School, and the vicar of St Paul's between 1898 and 1929. What is interesting is that it was paid for by the congregations of the local Noncomformist churches - a rare tribute.

And the meal? The cakes look delicious but I just had a mug of tea.

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