A long drive home

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The oldest wooden church in England
For a while, I worked in Harlow.  Harlow is a long, boring drive from my parent's house, where I was living at the time.  So sometimes I stopped on the way. 
Greensted is a tiny village mostly notable for the very pretty little church.  It's quite small and unspectacular, but is the oldest wooden framed church in England, and the oldest church that has been in continuous use - St Peter's Bradwell is older but spent some time as a barn. There is a grave there belonging to a crusader, which rather charmingly (if somewhat politically insensitively!) they always put poppies on the grave at remembrance day.  It's a nice place to mooch about in whilst you wait for the traffic to clear.

Also near here is my favourite sign in the whole of the UK.  There is a brown tourist information sign with "top secret nuclear bunker" written on it.  Brilliant!  The enemies will never figure that one out then!  I know that it's decommissioned and they don't use it now.   But it makes me laugh every time. 
motacek2 says:
HAAAAA, nothing like keeping a secret!!!
Posted on: May 14, 2008
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The oldest wooden church in England
The oldest wooden church in England
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