MALMESBURY ABBEY, Wiltshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on December 10, 2011

Elmer, an 11th century monk at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, thought he would be able to fly and with wings fixed to his hands and feet, he launched himself from the abbey tower. Sadly his initiative was unsuccessful and he was lamed for life. He is depicted in a stained glass window at the abbey. A poignant gravestone in the Abbey graveyard is a stark reminder of the days when the Circus came to town, in this case as far back as 1703.
33 years old Hannah Twynnoy was a maid at the White Lion Hotel in Malmesbury. She died on October 23rd, 1703, after being savaged by a lion. The epitaph on her gravestone reads : " In the bloom of life She’s snatchd from hence She had not room To make defence For Tyger fierce Took her life away And here she lies In a bed of clay Until the Resurrection Day."

s921howe on March 10, 2015

Abbey foounded 1164AD.

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Photo taken in Malmesbury, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16, UK

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    by Roy Pledger