The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, in Norfolk, was the fourth most important place of pilgrimage in mediaeval Europe, after Rome, Jerusalem and Compostella. It was destroyed by King Henry VIII, but a new, Anglican, shrine was built in the 1930s, and this has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.

Beryl first visited the Shrine when she was about five, and for a number of years she and I made a pilgrimage to the Shrine at least once a year, and I organised our annual church pilgrimages to it.

Her earliest memory of Walsingham was of the great ruined arch from the mediaeval abbey, and this is her painting of it.

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