Monday, June 3, 2013

What Makes Kizzie's Home Town Special?

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 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:


Timmy Tomcat said...

Hi Kizzie
Dad was in Bristol back in the 80's are simply loved England. That you have such old buildings and churches is magnificent. He said that when you see graffiti from the 1500's it gives a new purrspective.
Thanks much
Timmy T

TK and Pip said...

How very interesting, Kizzie. It looks a lot like some of the modern art architecture. So maybe your church was just a few centuries ahead of its time!

The Florida Furkids said...

That's pretty cool!

Thanks for sharing your home town with us.

Raz and The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for sharing about Chesterfield, Kizzie. That crooked spire is amazing. MOL about having too many liquorice allsorts!



Kjelle Bus said...

Hi Kizzie !
My mom have "only" been to London in England.
The church tower looks really cool !

Oui Oui said...

Kizzie, how lovely to have that church to look at everyday. I miss that here in the States, everything is new, or relatively so. What a great spire, its really cool! Thanks for posting about your town, I enjoyed it.

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Wow! Kizzie, what a neat photo of the church. Your story about it is really neat. :) Abbi Leala

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Beautiful church - even with the crooked spire!

cats of wildcat woods

Karen Jo said...

Love that spire. You live in a great place. I know about having too many licorice allsorts.

Karen Jo

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

You live where the folks are wanting to visit. It is on their bucket list. What a beautiful church.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We would love to visit England, so much HISTORY there, we loves history.