Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Historic Church

I post a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weather vanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #295?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This beautiful weathervane was photographed on the steeple of the Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford, New Hampshire.  This gilded weather vane features an arrow shot through the moon, balanced by decorative circles and a large wind vane.  I haven't found any history on this weathervane, but in examining the close up photos I wondered if this design represented the sun, moon and planets? This weathervane is also the symbol of the Bedford Historical Society, and is featured on their newsletters and website.  See the link below.

The Bedford Presbyterian Church was founded by Scots Irish settlers who used to travel twelve miles and cross the Merrimack River to worship in Londonderry, New Hampshire (now the present day East Derry, New Hampshire). In 1755 a meetinghouse was built (still stands down the road on the corner of Meetinghouse Road and Bedford Center Road), and it was used for religious services for 75 years.  This building you see in the photograph was constructed in 1832.

The Bedford Historical Society    (check out the weather vane!)

The Bedford Presbyterian Church website

Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Historic Church", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 25, 2017, (  accessed [access date]).

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