WHO Talk – The Anglo-Saxon monastery at Breedon on the Hill

Tuesday March 19 2019 7:45pm at Wymeswold Memorial Hall

Since AD 676 there has been a church on the top of the hill at Breedon, although the one there now is many centuries younger. Unusually we even know the name of the founder, St Hardulph. Around the ninth century one of his successors commissioned an impressive sculptured frieze, parts of which have survived. About a hundred years later a set of carvings of the Apostles and an angel (probably Archangel Michael) were carved in the then-fashionable Byzantine style. These make Breedon a nationally-important place for art historians. On Tuesday 19th March Douglas Clinton will shed light on The Anglo-Saxon monastery at Breedon on the Hill for WHO members and guests.

If you are not already well-informed about Breedon then do come along as this church is one of the most historically significant in Leicestershire. Feel free to bring any friends as the room will take many more people than usually come to WHO meetings!

The usual time 7.45 prompt in the Jubilee Room of Wymeswold Memorial Hall. As always non-members most welcome but will be asked to contribute £3.00.

The full WHO’s 2019 programme is now online at www.hoap.co.uk/who/