Bocking, Monday, August 15, 2005
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The above map shows our path (via car) from RAF Lakenheath to Bocking. We drove south on the A1065 south to the A11, then merged onto the larger M11, headed toward London.
As we passed the Stansted Airport on our left (with Bishops Stortford on the right), we entered a roundabout and headed eastward on the A120 toward Braintree. Bocking is on the northern edge of Braintree.
|Gate to St. Mary's, Bocking, Essex, England|
|Inside the gate to St.Mary's, Bocking, Essex, England|
|St. Mary's Church Hall and Parish Office|
|St. Mary's has been around for more than 1000 years.|
|Entrance to St. Mary's Church, Bocking|
|Gravestones at St. Mary's, Bocking, Essex|
|Another view of St.Mary's|
|Closeup of St. Mary's stonework|
|Another view of St. Mary's|
|Stained glass at St. Mary's|
|Another door to St. Mary's|
|We interrupted our visit to St. Mary's to look for a place to eat on the street that goes past the church.|
|Inside St. Mary's, looking northward|
|The organ at St. Mary's|
Note: On our way to Bocking, I noticed that we were at Bishop's Stortford--on the eastern edge of Hertfordshire County. I didn't think much about it at the time. It would be the following year that William Wyman Fiske published his article on the Whipple Family of Bishops Stortford, extending the the ancestry of Matthew Whipple of Bocking two generations to Thomas Whipple of Bishops Stortford.