About Tudor Barlow


Well first of all my name is Gil (as in Gilbert) Barlow. Tudor was my mother’s maiden name. I used the name Tudor Barlow when I first joined Flickr in 2006 and, as this blog is meant to be an extension of my Flickr site, I have kept the name.

I was born in Wellington, Shropshire, in 1940 and I have been retired since 2005. I live with my partner, Ruth, in North Worcestershire. Since my retirement my hobby of photography has grown into a wider interest in English Parish Churches, the architecture and history and the stained glass windows. I would like to record all the parish churches of Worcestershire, an objective which is taking longer than anticipated but you can keep up with progress to date on my Flickr site.

I will update this profile from time to time but that’s enough to be going on with.

I hope you enjoy the blog as it develops and I hope I do too!

GB (TB) 3rd May 2011

11 Responses to About Tudor Barlow

  1. sartenada says:

    I started my digital photographing by taking photos from churches, not in cities but on countryside. Then I found slowly that there is art inside churches and awesome memorials on graveyards. So this was nice start to my series Compare… That my start when I was retired. Now I have expanded my photographing to take photos from all things I found beautiful in my country.

    Happy blogging.

  2. tudorbarlow says:

    Hi Matti,
    Thank you so much for your comment. It is the first I have received so it is much appreciated and I will treasure it! You have an excellent blog and wonderful images. I have a lot to learn yet about blogging so I will keep in touch and hope to learn from you.

    With Best Wishes from a warm and sunny England.


  3. LD says:

    I like the position of the hands on the tomb

  4. Tim Gough says:

    I live in Canada but was born in Wellington, went to Wrekin Road school with a a Gilbert Barlow. Can it be the same one?

    • tudorbarlow says:

      Hi Tim,

      Yes of course it is the Gilbert Barlow you knew all those years ago. I replied to your Shaw email address in December but heard nothing from you. Trust that life is good for you in BC. Wishing you a very happy and peaceful 2015.

      With Very Best Wishes

      Gil Barlow

      • Tim Gough says:

        Okay, let’s try this again. My email address is Tim.gough@shaw.ca
        We live on Vancouver Island n Qualicum Beach. Been back to England a few times. Last time was four years ago,traded houses with a relative who lived near Dorkng, Surrey .have good memories of Wrekin Road, I’m sure it’s all changed since those days. Send a message and we can exchange some memories or thoughts about Canada!

  5. hi Gil

    John Dentith my colleague here at the Diocesan Office told me about your photographs of Worcestershire churches. Please may I use some for a cycle route leaflet from Worcester up to Droitwich and back? I don’t have an email address for you but you can contact me at the Diocesan Office

  6. It is delightful to discover all the photographs of All Saints’ Church, Bromsgrove. More power to your elbow!

    Mike Carrick, 29 Malvern Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7HE 01527 73135 0789 4351 306. (member of the church committee).

  7. Apologies. My tel is 01527 873135 0789 4351 306. Mike

  8. Richard Edgington says:

    Hello Mr Barlow,
    I live in Upton Warren, Nr Bromsgrove and saw your photograph of the East window of St. Michaels Church, Upton Warren on Flickr. The Church is holding a history week end in September and I would like your permission to use your photographs of the Church and window in the display. If you agree would it be possible to e-mail the photographs and I will incorporate them in a power point presentation to be projected in the Church along with descriptions of the features.

    Kind regards
    Richard Edgington

  9. Jeffrey L.Gossman says:

    Hi, Gil. Like John Dentith, I’d like permission to use one of your splendid photographs. It’s for a study of a nineteenth-century Glasgow stained glass artist that I’m working on in my old age. The photo is of a window by Preedy in All Saints, Church Lench, depicting the death of Joseph and based on a painting by Friedrich Overbeck. If it is accepted, the little study would be published by an open-access, non-profit, faculty-run scholarly publisher in Cambridge. If you give me permission to use it (in fairly small format), how would you like the credit line to run?

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