Saturday, 3 December 2016

The Lady and the Bell

At one end of the Chertsey bridge is the statue of the Lady and the bell. The inscription on the plaque reads
In the 15th century during the Wars of the Roses, Neville Audley, a Lancastrian was captured and held prisoner at Chertsey Abbey. He sent for a pardon from King Edward IV but he was to be executed at sunset when the Church bell rang. Blanche Heriot saved her lovers life by clasping the bell clapper until a messenger brought the pardon. 

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