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Donation Boxes

Donation Boxes

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  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 30 Apr 2018, 00:32
I like the warmth of the palette, Lisl.

I always find Donation Boxes a bit daunting...
Lisl: I never mind giving for the upkeep of ancient churches. Can be daunting when someone shakes a tin at you!
It doesn't look a very trustworthy place, Elisabeth...
Lisl: They would walk otherwise, Frank! Theugh it would be embarassing carrying that old churn through the village
I like both items very much - they seem an odd couple!
Lisl: The old wooden one probably served for over 250 years, and then they thought they would preserve it
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Apr 2018, 04:02
i like the idea of giving in this manner, but it's not always doable
Lisl: One has to be selective in one's giving, sherri. As I love ancient churches, I always support them
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Apr 2018, 05:07
Ils ont bien fait de mettre des cadenas.
Lisl: That churn would certainly hold a lot of money, Martine
Positive thinking with the size, Lisl! smile
Lisl: Not an easy thing to move and empty if it ever became full, which is complelely unlikely, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Apr 2018, 06:28
My large 20P collection could get lost in that thar churn Lisl..
Lisl: Even you, with your saving of coins, would struggle to fill this, Chris
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2018, 06:47
"Old and New",Lisl. The more I look at this picture the more I wonder: I see the big locks and heavy chains to keep the lid from NOT opened, however how easy is it to just lift the whole thing and walk away with it, not that I wish that to happen, don't get me wrong.
Lisl: It looks as if the old box may be cemented in; and I agree about the churn, which is worth a lot in its own right, but it could be a bit obvious carrying it back to your car through the village
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Apr 2018, 07:07
I can’t make out what has caused the colouration of the milk churn Lisl, it seems to have been varnished or something.
Lisl: It looks like copper, but I can't imagine they would have put milk in that
They are clearly optimistic Lisl
Lisl: Nothing like being positive, Bill!
Colors and materials are perfectly restored on this beautiful well enlightened photo
Lisl: Thank you, Marie
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Apr 2018, 07:51
I hope it got filled with donations, it looks like a milkcan (bin?).
Lisl: We call this a churn, Philine, thank you
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Apr 2018, 11:08
Collecting donations in a wholesale milk can. Oh my, they are expecting a lot.
Lisl: Positive thinking, Louis
Quite the most novel donation box I've ever seen in a church.
Lisl: Perhaps it helps, being different?
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Apr 2018, 13:14
You would hope that the churn is regularly cleared of any cash; to would be extremely heavy of left until full! Such a shame that the locks are so obvious (but then I suppose that is partly the point of them).
Lisl: Spoils the picture, though
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2018, 14:54
A lovely contrast in style.
Lisl: I rarely see these very old donation boxes, but I found one even older in Meare Church (near Wells) last week
Both are fascinating! I am kind of into metal these days.
Lisl: I hope you like the churn then, Mary
An unusual couple!
Lisl: Odd juxtaposition
they must have some serious thieves around that church Lisl....petersmile
Lisl: They even steal the lead off the roofs of churches - right in the middle of villages, Peter
Do you mean that they gave him the bottle? smile
I guess that's the box.
Lisl: The old box is redundant, Claudio
I would be more tempted to plunk money into the wooden one.
Lisl: I don't think it was accessible, Michael
You Brits are serious about solicitation.
Lisl: Every little helps, Larry

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