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Geprüft und genehmigt August 16. 2019



Image from my Private Collection with all rights reserved to me - The Three Queens of Cunard in line astern approaching the Cunard Building - one of the Three Graces - on the Mersey, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria on their visit to Liverpool on May 25 2015. (Taken from my lounge looking out over the Wirral Peninsula and the Irish Sea).


Tewkesbury Abbey and Grounds - Images from my Private Collection with all rights reserved to me - Tewkesbury Abbey in the Twilight 6.31pm Sunday November 20 2016 shortly before Choral Evensong and at 12.30pm Sunday April 21 2019 at the end of the Easter Sunday Morning Service and Eucharist (and a packed Congregation)


This Copper Beech, in the grounds of Tewkesbury Abbey is 431 years old (as at 2019), being planted in 1588, the year Queen Elizabeth I withstood Spain and whose Navy, under the command of Sir Francis Drake, defeated the Spanish Armada. In 1940, the Copper Beech was already a mighty 352 years of age and little different to what it is 79 years on, when Hitler was very much intent on invasion.

Tewkesbury Abbey is my occasional place of worship. There is a light and countenance about it that is almost surreal; a place of praise, a place of deep, quiet and private contemplation, a place where, unlike our Cathedral, we can look from the furthest point in the Nave to the High Altar with a complete and unimpeded view. This does not mean I have a closed and narrow mind. Religion and I do not see eye-to-eye, and I am impatient with views that insist I must revert to the thought processes of hundreds and even thousands of years back. Yes, there is much to engage upon in the Scriptures. Religion must keep pace with science. 

Images of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, and my family's historical place of worship down at least five generations as recorded, Gloucester Cathedral,
the image of the Cathedral taken shortly before Choral Evensong on 13 November 2016

 Most Elect Lady and Head of the Family

6 October 1928 - 25 May 2016

All Images Courtesy of my private collection and not to be copied with out my express (written) approval - and with all rights reserved to Ian Bradley Marshall
and © Ian Bradley Marshall 2015-2018

The website comprises what would have been the fourth anthology. One printed copy is maintained and will be handed to my nieces in due course.

Visitors are invited to the About Tab where a more comprehensive report can be found. Some work is also reproduced in German, and directly reflects both mine and my family's deep and affectionate association with the German People.


Updated August 16, 2019