I could have just stayed in my office for this 'Aged' theme. After all everything will be modern when compared with what normally sits in a saucer on my desk.
Carved stones from the Church of St Martin and St Hilary date back to 810. As St Martin was once a Roman soldier then parts are truly ancient. Anglo Saxon and Viking stones from the Church from the 200 years before the Norman invasion are on display in a local museum.
|Ammonites (Cf to a Biro top)|
When it comes to buildings these two are fairly 'aged.'
|Church House at the right, Sundial Cottage in the middle|
The date on the sundial says 1786. At the left is a modern extension to the cottage.
This looks like a modern cottage
Until you read the plaque on the wall dating it to
|St Martin and St Hilary|
Next to the entrance porch to the Church stands a gravestone that has seen better days.
I wonder whether worshippers used to bring their horses to church in the days before motor cars.
Horse trough (Or ancient coffin?)
But when it comes to the oldest things I have a small collection to go with the first three fossils you saw.
That's a 10p coin at the right next to the ammonite from my first picture. The fossil which looks like a hook is a gryphea.
I wonder how many million years it took for the calcite to be deposited in the animal's body cavity.
I've aged enough to be considered an old fossil by some but modesty forbids me from including a picture of myself.
So for more aged items you need to follow the links at Carmi's thematic-photographic-339