Jesse Window - Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon
Jesse Window - Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.. The window on the north wall of the chancel is a Tree of Jesse, a unique form of multi-media combining tracery, sculpture and stained glass (all 14th century in date) in a single theme. The scene shows how Christ was descended from King Davids ancestor Jesse, the surprisingly natural figure apparently slumbering on the windowsill at the foot of the tree. The figure of Christ at the top was severely damaged in Cromwellian times. Date: 1934
Children's Choir, National Children's Home, Chipping Norton
The so-called 'Cripples Choir' at the National Children's Home, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, opened in 1903 for what were described as 'delicate and affected children'. Some of the children are singing, while others are playing instruments such as violin, mandolin and dulcimer. A uniformed nurse is in attendance.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection