Tuesday, 5 March 2013
In fact there is not just one memorial to Jane - but three. The second is this brass wall plaque installed after her death and it is located near her grave-stone.
Above the memorial, you will also see a window in her honour. While you are in Winchester Cathedral, don't miss out on seeing an autograph poem by Jane in the library above the south transept. There are a number of Jane Austen related events being put on at the cathedral this year - including Tea with Miss Austen on 16 March 2013 - do see what is on offer by clicking here. Not far from Winchester is the pleasant town of Alton, where you can see the buildings that once were the a branch of Henry Austen's bank - who was Jane's brother. Below you can see a rare note issued by his bank.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 18:08