As today is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War 1, I thought it would be appropriate to show these wonderful windows.
This panel shows the badge of the Royal Naval Air Service as well as a wonderful depiction of an aircraft of WW1 as well as two ships. In 1918 the RNAS joined with the Army's Royal Flying Corps to form the Royal Air Force. The RAF celebrates 100 years this year. The motto reads "Through adversity to the stars".
The second panel has the coat of arms of Greenock with another aircraft and ships. The windows are thought to be the work of Robert Anning Bell.
Both panels show scenes from Arthurian legends. The quote at the bottom is from Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Sir Galahad" -
"I leave the plain, I climb the height:
No branchy thicket shelter yields:
But blessed forms in whistling storms
Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields."
Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Church itself is a red sandstone building situated on the main road to Largs. There are other fabulous stained glass windows in the church, but too many to do them justice in one post.
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Hi! These stained glasses are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful windows or stained glass, it's always wonderful see such things. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Amazing stained glass. Thank you so much for allowing me to see it.ReplyDelete
Will these be the Denholms of the shipping line?ReplyDelete
Yes. I've fixed the link in this post that leads to more information about the Denholms.Delete