Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A cute cat!

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes 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 England by a reader.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #355?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This week's weathervane was sent to me by Karen Johnson, who I met a few years ago at the Francis Wyman Family Association reunion in Burlington, Massachusetts.  She is also a member of the Towne Family Association, which is made up of descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing of Topsfield, Massachusetts.  Karen participated in the TFA trip to England in June 2017, and took these photos.

This church is St. Mary's,  located in Creeting, Suffolk, England.  The weathervane was on a building near the church.  Richard Salmon was baptized in this church, and he was the grandfather of Isaac Estey, the husband of Mary Towne.  Mary (Towne) Estey was hanged as a witch in 1692, the same year her sister Rebecca (Towne) Nurse was hanged. Another sister, Sarah (Towne) Cloyse was accused, but escaped being executed. I descend from Edmund Towne, who was the brother of these three unfortunate Towne sisters.

This weathervane is extremely sweet!  It is a two dimensional black cat chasing four balls in the wind.  It must be fun to see this weathervane when the wind is blowing! 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~  A cute cat!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 21, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).

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