The Four-foot Patron Saint of Fish

Stneot

 

The previous post mentioned Saint Neot, who gave his name to a town and to a football team……which led me to realise that I know nothing about Saint Neot. So now I do – but not much. He was four feet tall, a confidant of Saint/King Alfred the Great, a soldier and the founder of a monastery on Bodmin Moor.  His relics were translated to Huntingdonshire on the building of a monastery at Eynesbury but were lost during the dissolution of the monasteries in the Reformation.

 

The picture above is of a contemporary mosaic memorialising Saint Neot from the Market Square in St Neots, the town named after him. No-one who lives there seems to like the place. I’ll leave you to google…as no-one in the UK seems to like where they live, full stop.

 

 

 

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