Category Archives: archaeology

Dear Don: Utterly Unacceptable…

Dear Don, Ah yes… Columcille…. it all clicks back into place now… My mind seemed stuck on Aidan… I am not surprised you are happy about the Minahane being revisited. There was so much more in there at second reading … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Wen… Amra Columcille is the thread and rather fittingly it will allow us to bring in some of the Minahane stuff. That makes me very happy. Curious, isn’t it how true genius is never recognised in its time largely, … Continue reading

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Dear Don: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Don, The odd thing is that although the starting point for Erin made absolute sense at the time… I can barely grasp how at this point. Not because I can’t see how… but the crystal clarity of the moment … Continue reading

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The mystery in ‘my back yard…’

Stuart Templeton at Ratmobile Adventures recently wrote about an impromptu stop and a battle by a bridge. It reminded me of a battle that took place locally… For some reason or another, I’ve been thinking about the church at Hardwick … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Erratics…

Dear Wen… Yes, an eminently enjoyable weekend, it was good to rediscover an old friend. The sleepy energy of Beeley Warren Circle is a balm to the soul as the numerous Bees we encountered should attest. The silly thing is … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Erratics…

Dear Don, The weekend was excellent… the meeting went very well, we got a lot of good work done (for which I shall have to type up our notes at some point) and we found the stone circle! Which bodes … Continue reading

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Into the Hill… Stuart France

* …And the Wood-Stone started to glow, White it was… * * And I felt an impetus to take flight, but only as far as the end of the passage… * Continue reading at Stuart France

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the dragon’s lair III

Parking the car up a bumpy lane, we got out and walked along the Ridgeway for a while. She said she was saving the best till last… and I would have been happy with the little wood she let me … Continue reading

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Time travelling: A place of kings and “holy air…”

“Holy air encased in stone” … that is how Sir John Betjeman described the crypt at Repton, and it was this that we had come to see… we hoped. On a previous visit, the crypt had been locked. This time, … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Tree…

Dear Don, “Oh, Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And who with Eden didst devise the Snake…” It’s this whole Tree thing. It’s bugging me. In Genesis, we have the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which, … Continue reading

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