Category Archives: Ancient sites

A flying visit to Helmsley

On our way north for the latest Silent Eye weekend, we could not resist calling in at the Yorkshire town of Helmsley and paying a flying visit to the church. It seemed appropriate, as it is with our first visit … Continue reading

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Stone of the Night…

* You are a passenger… You stay under glass… You are driven through the city’s ripped back-sides. You leave the city’s ripped back-sides on a road which snakes through low, rough, foothills. Far on the horizon a solitary fin-shaped peak … Continue reading

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Chaperone…

* “The second stone points to Silbury Hill along the line of the midsummer sunrise.” “Can that be accidental?” “It seems unlikely.” * … “Would there be a symbolic significance for that?” “One would expect so.” “Could we offer an … Continue reading

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From the archives ~ Burrow Mump

It is a while since we visited Burrow Mump, not far from Glastonbury. I had driven past with a friend and almost took the car into the hedge at the surprise of this ruin-topped hill looming up out of the … Continue reading

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Portals ~ Stuart France

* “In the programme…” said the man wearing a green-kilt, * * “…the portal-stones lead to another time.” * Continue reading at Stuart France

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Five-Grey-Mares… Stuart France

* Five grey mares… * * On a green hill… Continue reading at Stuart France

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Perspectives in stone

It is not every day that you get a graphic demonstration of one of the mysteries of the ancient world, especially not in your own garden. Or, in this case, your son’s. But that was exactly what we got when … Continue reading

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Losing the past

There was an article about the archaeological explorations taking place along the route of HS2, the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. It highlighted the amazing number of sites being excavated, spanning the human history of the last … Continue reading

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‘Other Earth…

* Aurally… Aurally, pray, explain if you can, “Why O’ why is it so typical for this sort of man?”… * The Sci-en-ti-fic Messers, ‘Our-King’ and ‘Door-Kins’ et el… Continue reading at France and Vincent

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One of our Mounds: Green Lion…

‘Green-Lion’- on the tower of Ogbourne St. Andrew’s Church. * …Those of you who follow the adventures of Don and Wen in our series of books will be aware that one of their remits is to investigate the interface between … Continue reading

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