By Brenda Smethurst - 24th April 2019 6:08am
Following on from the report of the Fletcher Moss talk to the Audlem History Society (see here), Brenda has found the following:-
Further to my review of the Fletcher Moss talk to Audlem History Society, I have come across an account of his visit to Moss Hall in the early 1900s (though no exact date is given),
Fletcher Moss visits Audlem
"Audlem village has a little quaint old church perched up on a steep bit of rock in its midst. Like other open churches it is well kept, has been fairly well restored without being spoilt, and has several interesting bits of architecture, old heads, old oak, and marks in the ancient porch that may have been caused (as the legends say) by the sharpening of arrow heads. There is a disused doorway high up which looks as if anyone stepped out of it now he would step into empty space.
Then there is a butter market at the bottom of the church steps, but there is no butter, no women, and no one about. Every one seems asleep even at noon. A calm and placid little town where the kittening of a cat would cause some temporary excitement."
So not too disparaging then after all!
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