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Here is the grand Norman church of South Lopham, located in the far south of Norfolk. Members of The Ragged Society of Antiquarian Ramblers visited here last Thursday, and were suitably impressed with what they found. However, impressive though this stone church is, there is an even more amazing 'story' concealed within its midst.
Unthinking people might suppose the artifact above to be a dug-out coffer of an early period. However, we Ragged Ramblers are quite prepared to challenge labels and hitherto orthodox assumptions as to the provenance of things. So it was that, in a state of the utmost excitement, a Member began to formulate a most plausible alternative explanation as to the function of this antient object:
"Why, you see it's clearly the first church on this site!"
"You mean... you mean to say, that we are actually looking at..."
"Yes Munro! The original Saxon church which stood on this site..."
"They were much smaller then... Of course, it makes perfect sense... I say, this is Bully Sir - Bully I say!"
"Indeed Munro! And look here; here's a section of the original rood screen..."
At which point the excitement of this tumultuous discovery caused this Member to hyperventilate and lose consciousness....