I am originally from Chesterfield, in the county of Derbyshire, England, famous for its church with the crooked spire. How did this happen? One legend is that it bent when the devil leapt over it. There are several actual causes. First of all, the builders probably used timber that hadn’t been properly seasoned, and didn’t brace the inside of the spire properly. The lead cladding which was added several hundred years later was also very heavy and would have made the spire to become hotter on one side than the other when the sun shone, causing distortion. The church is 14th century, so by my reckoning it’s lucky to still be standing.As well as this, the town was for many years the home of Trebor Bassett, manufacturers of liquorice allsorts. And mum says don’t have too many of those or you will jolly well know about it.
Enough hot air from me, though, and I will just conclude by thanking Oui Oui of Twinkletoe Tails http://twinkletoetails.blogspot.co.uk/ for hosting this event for the Tabby Cat Club.
P.S. This photo is taken from the local tourist information office’s website – hope they don’t mind, but to return the favour, I will give them a link anyway. Click here: http://www.visitchesterfield.info/see-and-do.asp