Memorial to a lesser Canon

      This little plaque at the top, a memorial to a lesser Canon of Ely Cathedral, is about eight feet up one of the main pillars in the nave. As always it is the letterform and decoration that are the attraction, that and the way the artisan stone carver filled all the available space.
      Below, bathed in a rosy red light from one of the stained glass windows, is a thank you plaque to Roger Clopton, Rector of Downham, who paid for the majority of the paving in the nave.
      Presumably this largesse guaranteed a friendly conversation with St Peter, that well known 'door security' and heavenly bouncer, at the pearly gates and a swift preferred entry through the gates.
      Obviously ignoring the rest of the waiting throng behind the security rope.