Saturday, 4 August 2018
The Cotswolds: Doubly Thankful
The quaint village church of St Peter in Upper Slaughter stands on a mound above the river. It was dressed for a wedding, which must have taken place the day before, with flowers framing the porch outside and beautiful arrangements of cream roses around the pillars and on the windowsills inside. The Norman/Early English church, restored in 1877, appeared extremely well cared for and was a lovely calm, cool space in which to rest and reflect for a few minutes.
One of the interesting things about Upper Slaughter is that it is a 'Doubly Thankful' village, one of just 14 villages in England and Wales that lost no men in either World War I or II. All those who left to fight came home again. That was despite an air-raid suffered by the village itself.