Three Vintage Postcards featuring Churches.
1st postcard: Wesleyan Church, Sevenoaks.
The photo on this postcard was taken before a library building was built to the left of the church during 1905. (More info: http://www.sevenoakssociety.org.uk/addresses/Notable%20buildings/library.html)
2nd postcard: Saint Edmunds Church, Hunstanton
More info about the church: http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/hunstanton/hunstanton.htm
Hunstanton, known colloquially as ‘Sunny Hunny’, is a seaside town (population 4,961) in Norfolk, England, facing the Wash. Hunstanton is an east coast town but faces west and is one of the few places on the east coast in England where the sun can be seen to set over the sea.
3rd postcard: Saint Michaels Church, Beccles
The townscape is dominated by the detached sixteenth-century bell tower (known as the Beccles bell tower) of St Michael’s church. Like the main body of the church, the tower is Perpendicular Gothic in style and is 97 ft tall. The interior of the church was badly damaged by fire in 1586. It has a 13th-century font.
The tower is not attached to the church and at the wrong end of the church as the correct end would be too close to a large cliff.
It was at this church in 1749 that the mother of Horatio Nelson, Catherine Suckling, married the Reverend Edmund Nelson (a former curate of Beccles). The Suffolk poet George Crabbe married Sarah Elmy at Beccles church in the 18th century.