All Saints' Church in Brompton celebrates the life and work of both poet William Wordsworth and inventor and philanthropist George Cayley

IN PICTURES: Brompton's historic church - including Wordsworth's daffodils and inventor of flight George Cayley

It is impossible to talk about Brompton by Sawdon without mentioning – in the same breath – its most famous connections: George Cayley and William Wordsworth.

Sir George is considered the inventor and pioneer of, among other things, flight, and the poet married his childhood friend Mary Hutchinson at All Saints’ Church in the village. Evidence of their lives and achievements are celebrated and recorded in the church and its environs.

The variety of daffodils  Lobularis  which inspired Wordsworths poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud have been planted in the churchyard.''The poem runs: 'I wandered lonely as a cloud'That floats on high oer vales and hills,'When all at once I saw a crowd,'A host, of golden daffodils;'Beside the lake, beneath the trees,'Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

1. Poetry in motion

The variety of daffodils Lobularis which inspired Wordsworths poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud have been planted in the churchyard.''The poem runs: 'I wandered lonely as a cloud'That floats on high oer vales and hills,'When all at once I saw a crowd,'A host, of golden daffodils;'Beside the lake, beneath the trees,'Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
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Dr Mary Jones, a member of Brompton by Sawdon Parochial Parish Council, inside All Saints

2. Full of history

Dr Mary Jones, a member of Brompton by Sawdon Parochial Parish Council, inside All Saints
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Dr Mary Jones said: It is known as the village window. There are swifts, swallows and mallards, which are plentiful in the village, Low Hall, Brompton Hall, where Sir George lived, and the cricket field which is just the same today.

3. Window on the world of Brompton

Dr Mary Jones said: It is known as the village window. There are swifts, swallows and mallards, which are plentiful in the village, Low Hall, Brompton Hall, where Sir George lived, and the cricket field which is just the same today.
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Scratches in the church porch were made, said Dr Mary Jones, by archers

4. Bring my arrows

Scratches in the church porch were made, said Dr Mary Jones, by archers
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