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Beautiful Britain - The Minster Church of St George, Doncaster by Dennis Melling
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A moment in time.

This is a digital painting, using DAP and FastStone, of The Minster Church of St George, Doncaster.

The original photograph was used with the kind permission of photographer Bruce Turner.

I attended the Doncaster Technical High School between 1955 & 1959 and although a new school was later built on the outskirts of Doncaster, my early years were spent in a building within the grounds of the Parish Church of St George. The grounds were our ‘playground’ and the sound of church bells was often accompanied by hundreds of teenage boys shouting at each other and playing games that included running around the tomb stones. Of course I was ‘very’ quiet, although at one time I was rushed to hospital after a rather rough game saw me with my one entire kneecap exposed to the bone after the skin and flesh had been torn back :(

The following information is derived from the Doncaster website :

The Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster lies at the heart of the town of Doncaster where a church has stood for over 8 centuries.
The present church stands on the site of the original medieval church, which was destroyed by fire in 1853, Doncaster Minster was completed in 1858 by Sir George Gilbert Scott (the architect of St Pancras Railway Station, London). It is the most cathedral like of Scott’s parish churches, crowned by a magnificent 170ft tall bell tower and is reputed to be one of the best showcases of Gothic architecture in England. It was described by former Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman as “Victorian Gothic at its very best”.
Dominating the Doncaster skyline, the Minster is one of the town’s most architecturally important buildings and a remarkable building in the tradition of the great Minsters of Yorkshire.

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doncaster, technical high school, religious architecture, church, minster, parish church, england, st george, gothic

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Comments

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshabout 3 years ago

    wonderful work !!!
    Jane

  • Thanks heaps Jane :)
    What do you think to my old school days?
    I appreciate your commenting
    Best wishes
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshabout 3 years ago

    It’s an interesting story , sounds like fun . steeped in tradtion and history wonderful indeed my school in Scoland it was built on the grounds of an old castle
    ‘Crookston Castle’ . there was nothing left of it except a turret and we had fun going to the dungeon :)) I now live in Australia but remember my school days fondly.
    Your injury to knee was serious , but kids played rough :) thanks for sharing this
    cheers Jane

  • Many thanks Jane :)
    I still bear the scar on my knee but it has grown smaller over the (many) years :)
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • andy551
    andy551about 3 years ago

    Excellent digital work! Very beautiful!

  • Thank you once more Andy :)
    Much appreciated
    Regards
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • RicIanH
    RicIanHabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful effect for a stunning building

  • Thank you very Much :)
    Much appreciated
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • RicIanH
    RicIanHabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in Dynamic Auto-Painter.

  • Thanks a lot :)
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

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