TQ8431 : Flower festival at Rolvenden

taken 3 years ago, near to Rolvenden, Kent, Great Britain

Flower festival at Rolvenden
Flower festival at Rolvenden
The earliest evidence at St Mary the Virgin Rolvenden is from the 13th century - these are two lancets in the chancel and parts of two more in the south wall. The church has an early 14th century nave and the tower is slightly later.

The flower festival in 2014 had a theme of Aesop's Fables. Aesop was reputed to be a slave living in ancient Greece around 620-520 BC. He was a story teller who loved to collect fables with a moral. This one is 'The Dog and his reflection'.

A dog was crossing a plank bridge with a piece of meat in his mouth when he saw his own reflection in the water. He thought it was another dog with a piece of meat twice as big. He let go of his own piece and flew at the other dog to get the other piece. What he got was neither as one was a reflection and the other was carried away by the current. The moral is "Be content with what you have".
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 August, 2014
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Religious sites  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8450 3121 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.0360N 0:37.8569E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8449 3122
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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