The church at Great Ponton in Lincolnshire has an unusual weathervane – it is in the shape of a ‘violin’. In the 17th century the parishioners were so impressed by the talents of a local fiddler that they collected his fare to enable him to go to America to study the violin. He made his fortune and in gratitude provided the wrought iron fiddle shaped vane for the church.
Good story, we must always look up and down not just forward. L/1.
Very true Bob.
I have my doubts about sending a fiddler to America in the 17th century, I could believe the 19th century.
Apparently it was the 17th century.
Thanks for the link, he went to the new world to make his fortune, not to study but to make his fortune with his god given talents, be good to find out his name and do a little more research.
Although I am happy with the brief original story it would be interesting to see what you can come up with.
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Photo taken in Great Ponton, Lincolnshire NG33, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location