Four schools now entered for Art Exhibition

Four of Waltham Abbey’s primary schools are now entered for the Schools’ Art Exhibition at King Harold Day.   They are the same four as last year:-  Leverton Infant & Nursery, Upshire Primary, Waltham Holy Cross Infant and Waltham Holy Cross Junior.  Thank you to all four of you;  we are looking forward to seeing your work.

Come on you other schools in the town.   We’d love to have you with us too.

Here is some of last year’s splendid art.







Waltham Holy Cross Infants first in queue for KHD Art Exhibition

So, we’re under way with the King Harold Day Schools’ Art Exhibition.    The first school has confirmed it will be taking part.

And how’s this for enthusiasm and efficiency.   We hand delivered the invitation to Waltham Holy Cross Infant School at about 1.00pm yesterday, and the acceptance arrived in this morning’s post.

Here’s the school’s entry for the 2012 King Harold Day Schools’ Art Exhibition. DSCF0296 


We wonder what they will come up with this year.   There’s no doubt that Waltham Abbey children are very talented artists.

King Harold Day 2013 will start at 10.00am on Saturday 12th October in the Abbey Gardens, EN9 1XQ.

The Ancestor of the Abbey of Waltham

Many strangers passing through the lovely Abbey Gardens at Waltham Abbey  –  and The Ancestor and the Church Centreperhaps a few locals too  –  see just a wooden post standing in the middle of some grass.   Their eyes probably don’t take in the shape carved into the wood.   But here, in the best picture of The Ancestor (as it is actually called) that I have ever seen, it is quite clear what the post is.   It is a tall, thin medieval monk looking out over the site of his monastery.   In Waltham Abbey’s case he would have been an Augustinian Canon.   His hands are clasped in front of him;  his head is cowled;  and his features are very clear.

Many thanks to Henry Ward Property Solutions for a wonderful photograph and permission to use it.