Keith Stokes'
2004 UK Trip

Day 4 Monday April 5  (continued)

For me, the highlight of the C. S. Lewis tour of Oxfor was the stop at Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry. Ron Brind  has a key to Holy Trinity Church and I photographed Jack & Warnie's pew and the wonderful engraved Narnia window next to it. Then we visited Jack & Warnie's graves and the grave of Mrs. Janie King Moore, who's relationship with Jack leaves so many unanswered questions. Ron gave me some ivy leaves from the tree above Jack's grave.

Parish Church of Holy Trinity interior
The Parish Church of Holy Trinity - Jack's pew was next to a pillar on the left (out of
photo) where he and Warnie were somewhat shielded from view. There is now a
plaque on the pew.

Engraved Narnia windows
The Narnia window by Sally Scott commemorates the loss of two children and
is next to the pew where C. S. Lewis would sit.

grave of Clive Staples Lewis, Warren Lewis
Jack and Warnie's grave

C. S. Lewis' grave is just behind the one in the foreground, Holy Trinity Church is
in the background.

grave of Mrs. Janie King Moore
Janie King Moore's grave - Ron believes it may be miss marked

The balance of the C. S. Lewis tour included a long stop at Jack & Warnie's home, The Kilns, and a walk through the woods to the small pond near it. Visitors are not permitted to enter the home, which is owned by a foundation which Ron disdains. The last stops on the tour were the crematorium where Joy's ashes were scattered, the hospital where Joy died and finally The Eagle and Child pub. The "Bird & Babe" where the Inklings (including Jack, Warnie, JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams and Hugo Dyson) met each week.

The Kilns
The Kilns - the cross was not on the roof when Jack lived there and the room in
the right foreground was a metal garage or shed.

rear of C. S. Lewis' Kilns

Jack "C.S." Lewis' office was the first window

memorial to Helen Joy Davidman
Marker near where Helen Joy Davidman's ashes were scattered

I had hard apple cider and an excellent steak pie in the "Rabbit Room" in the Eagle and Child where the Inklings met in the '30s & '40s. The walls have many photos of Lewis & Tolkien.

The Eagle and Child pub where the Inklings met
The Eagle and Child pub, which the Inklings called the "Bird & Babe"

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