The accolade goes to Achurch……..
If you have been waiting for an answer to the ‘major curiosity’ created by my last post, the answer is Achurch. The tiny village of Achurch (meaning ‘church by the river’), a community of some 20 houses, boasts some astonishing historical connections.
If that doesn’t particularly impress you, what about the following:
On a recent visit to Washington, we did the compulsory tour of the Capitol, and saw the very spot (we know because it was marked by a little plaque) where Quincy Adams had had his desk when he was a member of the House of Representatives.
Now, if that is not enough, this little cluster of houses produced the artist, who produced the most iconic work of art during the Great War:How do I know all of this? Well, the people of Achurch have an information board that proudly tells the world of its past greatness.
The funny thing is……..when I cycle through it, it is so small that I leave it behind after only 30 seconds. For such a tiny community to have produced such a vein of talent, it must have harboured a very special gene pool.