Those of you who are descended from the Woolnoughs/Woolners originating from the parish of Ilketshall St. Andrew (that would include specifically descendents of Isaac Woolnough/Woolner who emigrated to Canada in 1832 and also of the "Wolnaughes" who are recorded in the parish records there from the mid to later 1500's) might be interested in an exciting discovery made in that church in December of 2001.
Apparently in the course of repairs to the interior of this very old and very rural Suffolk church near Beccles wall paintings dating to the 1300's were uncovered. The find was considered by the Courtauld Art Institute to be the most significant discovery of its kind in several years. Needless to say the question, and cost, of properly preserving these very valuable drawings has the local church officials rather concerned. I wonder if any Woolnoug/Woolner descendents would be interested in raising a bit of money for this purpose to commemorate our ancestors who lie buried beneath the having turf of its graveyard?
If you want to find out more about this church the web site "Simons Suffolk Churches" has a very good write up about and picture of this church.
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