Tuesday, 21 September 2010

''Have You Been Photographing the Horrors?" pt 1

The fabulously odd and rundown St Martin at Oak, Norwich. Built in the 15th century and heavily damaged during the second world war, the church was repaired for use as a parish hall in the 1950s. Redundant as a church since the 1960s, it has since been a night shelter for the homeless and an artists / musicians studio. Now, however, it is in a state of disuse.

Opened for the recent Norwich Heritage weekend, the volunteers on site seemed embarrassed by the church's current state. The title of this post was asked of me by one lady, who explained the struggle to find a use for the church isn't helped by the sheer coldness of the building in the winter.

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