A casual visitor to the Bate Collection, University of Oxford, would probably be overwhelmed by the vast number of musical instruments that form the permanent display. There are over 2000 items in the Collection, including an array of orchestral woodwind, brass, some strings and percussion. The instruments exist as an evolutionary display, arranged to demonstrate the various technical changes through the many years of instrument development. A bagpipe person might rightly feel a little disappointed that bagpipes, as a classification of instruments, have so little representation in the Collection.Read more »
St Andrew’s Church, Heckington is a Grade 1 listed Anglican parish church in Lincolnshire. It is of cruciform plan and in a complete ‘decorated’ style representative of English gothic architecture. Dating from the early 14th century, the church was acquired by Bardney Abbey in 1345. The church’s greatest glories are due to the generosity of two men linked with King Edward II, Lord Henry de Beaumont and Richard de Potesgrave (c.Read more »
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