Waltham Abbey Church #ThursdayDoors

My friend and fellow author, Andrea Gilbey, has sent me these two beautiful doors from Essex in England. Well, not the doors, actually, but photographs of the doors. She couldn’t send the actual doors, obviously. Okay, I suppose, technically, she could send the doors, but….

ANYWAY, here they are, and here’s what Andrea said about them in her email.

A couple doors in the snow, if you would like to use them. Doors from the Abbey church, the remains of the former Waltham Abbey, Essex. Originally founded in the 7th century, but the present building is 12th century.

King Harold, he of the arrow in the eye at Hastings, is allegedly buried there, and Edward IV’s queen Elizabeth Woodville stayed at the Abbey for a while.

Thursday Doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his photographs, click on the blue frog link, and enter a wonderful world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about doors in the snow.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Waltham Abbey Church #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    March 8, 2018 at 2:35pm

    These are great. I love those huge hinges in the upper picture – wow!

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  2. Deborah

    March 11, 2018 at 12:04pm

    Brilliant doors! I love that hardware and the archway.

    Doubly brilliant you have friends sending you doors! 🙂 Door enablers. Gotta love em!

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  3. Stephanie Finnell

    March 11, 2018 at 1:04pm

    I have family members sending me doors and I certainly appreciate having the archives to fall back on if needed!

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      Marian Allen

      March 11, 2018 at 2:29pm

      I’ve started tucking a few emergency doors away for door-impoverished weeks. 🙂

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  4. joey

    March 11, 2018 at 3:29pm

    I’m certain the abbey would frown upon removing the doors, so I think she made the right choice here. They’re lovely!

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      Marian Allen

      March 11, 2018 at 6:01pm

      Maybe I could trade them a set of shiny American aluminum ones. No?

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