The Northmoor Quilt

In November 2014 the Northmoor quilt was unveiled at the hall. This was a year long project masterminded by Naomi Owen and designed by Julie Thorne. Eighteen of Northmoor's finest needlewomen worked through the summer to produce an heirloom expressing the unique character of our community, including everything from the park homes at Bablock Hythe to the Red Devon cattle in the fields.Clockwise from top left:

• Northmoor village hall

• Church of St Denys, Northmoor

• Northmoor lock

• Sir Thomas de la More (c.1320–1357), from his effigy in the church

• May Bank Holiday duck race

• Working residents Meg and Ray

• Newbridge and the Rose Revived

• Northmoor Players: award-winning amateur dramatic society

• The Red Lion community pub

• Park homes at Bablock Hythe

• Rook: the Ashbrook family symbol and motto “Mens Conscia Recti” (“A mind conscious of integrity”.) In 1766 a Northmoor fishergirl named Betty Ridge became a viscountess by marrying William Flower, 2nd Viscount Ashbrook*

• Medieval dovecote, Rectory Farm


• The Northmoor Herd of Red Devon cattle

• Black swans at Manor Farm

* For the full story, see “The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess” by Julie Ann Godson, ISBN 9781784075545.