Visiting the highest trig pillar in Worcestershire on The Malvern Hills
April 2016 is the 80th anniversary of the trig pillar. To mark the occasion Dan Grant walks to the highest trig pillar in Worcestershire on The Malvern Hills.
Low light and frost-covered landscape combine to give Lichfield Cathedral an ethereal quality in this photo submitted by Tim Wayne all the way back in 2015.
There's been a cathedral on this site since around the year 700AD; the current one was constructed starting in 1195, and has had substantial changes, additions and improvements over the centuries. It was used as a fort in the English Civil war, with both sides occupying at different times. It's got a distinctive three spired design, sometimes referred to as 'the Ladies of the Vale' - the third is just visible in this image. On display is an eighth-century sculpted panel of the Archangel Gabriel, which was found during renovations in 2003, and the Lichfield Gospels, an 8th-century illuminated manuscript.
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