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Sunday, November 16, 2008


Lucy Corrander - Dorchester Martyr and Autumn Leaves - 13th November 2008

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Hermes said...

I've seen this statue - good angle Lucy. If you type 'Dorchester Matyr' into google, your post is already first.

Sue said...

Who is he and why was he a martyr?

I have a link to your blog on my blog and do enjoy your pics very much, even tho I don't comment on every one.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hi Lucy, how are you doing? Loving your shots, you are expressing yourself with great creativity. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

And I am so glad that you have reconsidered one of my favorite flowers, the hydrangea. I used to dislike the chalky blue ones immensely, but now I realize that you just have to look a little closer at them. When they fade to lime green, and pink in the fall, they are stunning.


Amy said...

Hello Lucy - I've had the same trouble with my camera where I unknowingly changed a setting, got really excited about a photo, and then very disappointed when I realised later that I'd messed it up!

Shibaguyz said...

As always, your artistic eye is a joy to share in.

Philip Bewley said...

Hi Lucy!
I looked up the Dorchester marytr and there you are! It was a gruesome story, but certainly speaks to bravery and personal conviction.
Originally I thought of something flip about the Dorchester dairy board, but I am glad I educated myself first!
I have been enoying you images.Now to track back to the apple tree!

Mo said...

What a beauty Lucy! :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Everyone

This is another example of me photographing something without knowing enough to answer questions properly.

I hadn't even realised before that this sculpture is by Elisabeth Frink. I should have done. I've walked past it often enough.

It's one of a group of figures standing where people were killed for their beliefs.

There are three. Two represent all Dorchester martyrs, whether Catholic or Protestant and they stand side by side, facing the third figure - hooded and faceless - Death.

But . . . Philip has found a reference to one particular martyr (which one?).

And when I Googled them, I found an entry which includes the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

These were nineteenth century farm labourers who gathered to discuss their bad pay and working conditions when such meetings were against the law. Some were transported to Australia. I don't recollect that any were killed - but I'll have to check that too!.

I've never previously thought they are included in the idea of this sculpture but . . .

However . . . beside the group of statues, there is a list of the names of the martrys.

I'll have to go back and pay more attention to them!

Then I'll let you know!


Lucy Corrander said...

Muddy Boots - I think one of the reasons I find them difficult is that people often chose to plant them in very small gardens where, to my eye, they are overbearing.

I still haven't quite decided whether you are moving me closer to liking them or whether what I really mean is that I very much like your photo!


Philip Bewley said...

Father John Cornelius was one, the leader.

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