Thursday, 29 December 2011

Whistling in Winter


Interior of Upton Church, Norfolk. Note the
steep pitch of the 'fossilised' gable above the
west tower arch - we did!


Today, a small party of intrepid Ragged Ramblers defied the smudgy skies and chill wind, and set off on an antiquarian perambulation. It was during a quiet contemplative moment within Upton Church, Norfolk. that we recorded the following sound...

Whistling Hymn in Upton Church (mp3)


Poignant and infinitely sad...


"That's rather lovely" I said, turning to Aunty Gary, Thadeus and Maximillion. 
"I've always wanted to whistle. I didn't know you could..." said Aunty Gary, turning to Thadeus.
"I can't..." replied Thadeus, looking to Maximillion.
"Nor can I!" exclaimed Maximillion, nervously. 

Everyone looked at me. C
uriously, I too am unable to whistle either!


Perhaps we will never know...


~ Munro Tweeder-Harris, Esq. ~

4 comments:

  1. Upton. Far too close to Acle for my liking. Far too close....

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  2. Whistling is the preserve of Fools, Dullards and Ninny-Hammers. I wouldest rather listen to a priest farting his sermon in fits and starts.

    Israel Gedge - Puritan and Proud

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  3. You are quite right Mr. Many Coats, Acle was very close by. Indeed, we did visit the church there, and then went for refreshments and cake at a cafe... the cake was commendable, but Maximillion was uncomfortable as he kept saying he felt like we were being watched. Ridiculous I know, but artists sometimes feel the world around them a little bit too much. We therefore compelled to leave in haste!

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  4. Dear Israel Gedge,

    We found some exquisite medieval wall paintings at Moulton church yesterday. Shame you couldn't be with us to to appreciate their beauty. Never mind eh...

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