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Margaret's passing marked by memorial stone at Mautby

Fresh from his incarnation as Sir Thomas Paston at the Maids Head (see story below), PHS chair Rob Knee proceeded apace to Mautby, where he marked the creation of a memorial stone to Margaret Paston (nee Mautby) the leading figure in many of the Paston Letters, and writer of a good number of them. He is pictured speaking in the church. Also pictured is the memorial stone. Margaret was buried in the south aisle – an aisle that was later destroyed or collapsed.

 

Cambridge choir at Blofield – link to Edward Paston

Our colleagues at Blofield Church, where one of the most prominent Pastons – Edward – has an impressive memorial, are putting on what promises to be a brilliant concert next week. Edward was a skilled musician and a supporter of William Byrd, amassing a large collection of his music and ensuring that many manuscripts survive to this day.
The Cambridge College of Gonville and Caius is patron to Blofield Church and this summer members of the college choir will be in Norfolk finding out about Dr Caius, who was born in Norwich and who attended Norwich School.

Paston presence at Woolly day

John Paston III, loosely disguised as Rob Knee (or is it the other way round?) called in at the Woolly Weekend organised as always by the excellent Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers last Saturday (June 15), sharing the field with sheep, donkeys, folk singers and assorted craftspersons. The event, which took place at Dilham in an attempt to confuse casual visitors, was very successful and mainly dry in terms of weather. Other Paston re-enactors were also in attendance, including Penny Knee, Diana George and Carole and Phil Martin.

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