Just north of Whitby, quite close to where I live, is a little church. It stands on the site of an ancient church that might even predate St. Hilda’s Christian settlement now occupied by Whitby Abbey.
It has taken me years to get around to paying a visit to see the famous Viking gravestones. But lately I’ve put that right.
The green man of the woods – we don’t know what he is doing here in a Christian sanctuary.
Here are a couple of these hogsbacks – they are found in other old churches on this coast. Also, artists impressions of the makers (our forebears) and our shore in the days before after-shave.