St Swithin Stained Glass in Winchester Cathedral. Today 15th July is St Swithin's Day, he was a Saxon Bishop of Winchester, but is more famously known for a popular rhyme associated with him. St Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain, St Swithin's Day if thou be fair, For forty days twill rain no more. B. Lowe

Bishop of Winchester; Swithin's day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St. Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.

Saint Swithin’s Day. According to old English belief, “St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain; St. Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair, for 40 days, will rain nae mair.”

Swithin's day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St. Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain nae mair .

The Reverend Austen's tombstone in the graveyard of St Swithin's, Walcot

Jane Austen in Bath: St Swithin’s Church, Walcot

PEACOCK'S GARDEN: William Holman Hunt "The Festival of St Swithin" 1865-66

The Festival Of St Swithin Or The Dovecote British William Holman Hunt Painting in Oil for Sale

The ruins of St Swithin's Church and the Greyfriars, Lincoln, 1784.

Thomas Carr of Lincoln, dealer in almanacks and… fish!

The ruins of St Swithin’s Church and the Greyfriars, Lincoln,

Jane Austen in Bath: St Swithin’s Church, Walcot | Austenonly | Where Jane's parents were married on April 26, 1764.

Jane Austen in Bath: St Swithin’s Church, Walcot

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