Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello ladies!
One thing you might not know about me
is that I am a wanderlust.  I love hitting the highway
and exploring new areas.

I had the recent pleasure of discovering this gem in
my own state!

It is a 17th century church originally built in London, England!

It was painstakingly dismantled and transported to
Fulton, Missouri in the 1960's.

The name of the church is The Church of St. Mary of Aldermanbury.
It was twice destroyed by fire and bombed during WWII.

In 1946 Winston Churchill came to Westminster College
in Fulton, MO and gave a speech.
It was suggested that the church be reconstructed here
as a monument to that occasion.

It was dismantled and every piece numbered to move to
it's new location.  By the time it arrived it was all mixed up
and it was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

There is a museum built below the church that we
also toured.  It was so very awe inspiring.

The inside has been beautifully rebuilt and I was
in awe of the woodcarving.

These columns were amazing as you can still see the cracks
where they were broken from the bombing.

It was a very fascinating trip and if you ever get
a chance to go to Fulton, don't miss this
extraordinary treasure.

Thanks for letting me share my experience with you.
Have a most wondrful day!
Love, Twyla


Joolz said...

What a lovely old church. Love the history of it.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful church! Thank you for the tour.

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Colleen said...

Oh, what a Beautiful old church.
Thank you for sharing the pictures and a bit of history behind it.
I'm fasinated with old churches and their history so I really did enjoy this. Thank U.

Anonymous said...

I am fortunate to live within about 30 minutes of this church. We were also lucky enough to attend a wedding here. It was unbelievably gorgeous!! I'm so glad you found Fulton and our Churchill memorial :)

Cheryl said...

Oh my that is a beautiful church and an amazing story. Can you imagine putting a building together from numbered pieces even if they were in order? Crazy!

Fadas de Luz said...

Que lindas fotos, fiquei encantada.

Shelley said...

Wonderful...such beauty and history...thank you so much for sharing this with us....blessings dear Twyla.

Queenie said...

This church is beautiful.....it's so amazing that it was dismantled and put there... thanks for sharing it and giving the tour. I love seeing historic places like this :)
Big hugs,

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

These are great photos of a unique place and beautiful church! I, too, enjoy visiting "new" historic places; anything with vintage charm inspires me to think, write, and honor the past!
Big Hugs!