East Norton

This small village lies just north of the A47 Uppingham to Leicester road. It has a hall, almost hidden from the road,  and several old buildings which are now houses – once a police station, a pub and an old post office.

The church is quite small, and was quite golden in the winter sunlight.

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There are many bigger trees in the churchyard than there were in 1793.img_2826

Inside is a memorial window and a small plaque announcing that East Norton is a ‘thankful village’, one of 54 in England which saw all their men return safely from World War 1.

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There is a brass plaque in memory of two brothers who died on Active Service in the Great War. They are Captain John B. Matthews M.C. and Captain William F. Matthews, the sons of Major and Mrs Matthews. Neither of these brothers ever lived in East Norton.

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And here is my version of the church.

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