AA WAYSIDE shrine—a rare sight its East Anglia—has been erected by the roadside by Major The Hon. Peter Roos and Mrs. Rous, of Bruisyard Hall, near Framlingham, on their land in the heart of the midSuffolk countryside.
Major Rous is the Catholic brother of the Earl of Stradbroke, a nonCatholic, who is Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk.
Provided to commemorate Our Lady's Year, the shrine is about two and a half feet high and stands on a rough stone column. Carved in stone on one side is Our Lord with the Cross, and on the other Our Lady and the Holy Child. Its form was suggested by an ancient cross at Leiston Abbey, a few miles nearer the coast. The shrine was designed by Mr. John Green, a former student at the Ipswich Art School. It was blessed by Fr. William Jolly, parish priest at Aldeburgh. Bruisyard Hall occupies the site of a convent of Poor Clare nuns.