|St Mary's Church, Brook, Kent.|
|A small portion of the pattern |
of mediaeval floor tiles.
At the eastern end of the church, the floor is laid in a pattern of mediaeval tiles. The usual fate these decorative patterns is at some time during their life to be taken up, shuffled and then relaid at random during some restoration work or other. The tiles at Brook have remained in their place since the 1300s. They were manufactured at Tyler Hill in Canterbury.
If you look at the section illustrated above, in the top left hand corner you can see this individual tile depicting a happy face.
Except that if you happen to be facing eastwards, the chap does not look so happy.
I sometimes have days like that.