What a relief

      Out on patrol, me driving and the boss in the turret, when these splendid little reliefs were spotted high up on a wall. They were on the facade of what we assume were former ecclesiastical buildings, or maybe they still are.
      They were in the right area for Barnack Stone to be the raw material and judging by the state of the top example the coat of arms at the bottom must be a restoration. The weathered relief seems to have been carved, in part, as an eel and in Fenland eels were often a tithe paid to the church as a rent.
      They'd certainly look good in the back garden and for some reason the Boss thinks they are just a little more classy than my urinals full of petunias.
      Just what's wrong with my petunias?