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Hagioscopes ... one possibility is it was a Leper's Squint through which lepers were able to follow the service and take communion while remaining outside the Church. Others believe that it is an Easter Sepulchre; used to recreate the Easter mystery at a time where visual imagery played an important part in worship ... this one is in St. Wilfred's Church at Ribchester, Lancashire and has been used for the purpose of Easter - I don't think there are many lepers in the village nowadays !!!
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ7
Aperture: f 3.3, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/30 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 8, 2010, 2:23 pm
ImageID:1114904, Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels
Nice shot and good explanation Sue.
Very cool shot, Sue. And thanks for the history lesson. It's not anything I'd ever heard of.
Great shot! And very interesting history!!
Lovely shot, Sue. I've never seen one of these.
Lovely shot - really unusual
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