One of the first places I remember being exposed to real, hand-drawn calligraphy was church. When I was a child, my family attended this extremely traditional, exceptionally British church. There was a group of elderly ladies who supplied fancy calligraphy for any and all important church events. It was always impressively rendered, and exceptionally curly.
I wish I had managed to keep a sample, but it looks like seeing this awesome sandwich board outside of a cathedral downtown is going to have to fulfill my love for church-lady-based lettering for now.