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Belvoir Angels by Bob Trubshaw

Belvoir Angels by Bob Trubshaw

Date: Wed, 17th Apr 2024, 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Charnwood Museum

Goodbye Belvoir Angels. Hello Soul Effigies

A common motif on Charnwood slate gravestones from the early seventeenth century is now known as a 'Belvoir angel'. But this name was invented in the 1970s. And is doubly misleading as the motif is found outside the Vale of Belvoir and, when carved, was not thought to depict an angel.

Bob Trubshaw sheds light on what the motif originally meant – and why it might indicate the deceased followed a particular 'sub-sect' of eighteenth century Christianity.

Doors will be open from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, please use the evening entrance on Granby Street.

Cost: Members £2. Non-members £4


Booking is essential for this event. Details to follow.

Tags: Exhibition, Friends of Charnwood Museum, Social History, Talk