Category Archives: England

Time travelling: Ancient sanctity

We entered through the porch door, surprised to find ourselves in a kind of antechamber. From the outside, there is no suggestion that you will be anywhere other than in the main body of the church and I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Time travelling

Nearly five years ago and with strict instructions from my writing partner about ‘not finding things’ on my way north without him, I had accidentally found Breedon on the Hill and we had been ‘going to’ go there together ever … Continue reading

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Ashbourne

Pre-Raphaelite glass sits in walls pitted by Cromwellian gunfire, while a 1950s reredos graces a chancel that dates back to 1241. That’s why I love these old churches… the history of a community is written within their walls in wood … Continue reading

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Brief encounter…

It was the morning after the workshop, our last morning in Cumbria, and adventure called. We had stayed an extra night to allow us to drive the long way home, through the stunning landscapes of the Lake District… and via … Continue reading

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The Templar Church

Earlier this year, on a research mission, we took a trip to London, visiting the British Museum to learn more about the ancient Sumerian civilisation that will form the backdrop to the 2019 Silent Eye’s Annual Workshop, Lord of the … Continue reading

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North-easterly: In face of history

We could hardly spend so much time in the churchyard at Rudston without visiting the church. While the Monolith alone was worth the long detour from our route home,  we were quite interested to see what kind of place had … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked and gobsmacked

We had chosen to take a very long route home for one simple reason… there was something we wanted to see that was never going to be on our way to anywhere. So the possible three hour journey took us … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Waylaid by wyverns

We didn’t have to go back the long way, but we did. My companion, knowing full well that the moors of North Yorkshire would be calling, and responding to squeaks from the driver’s seat as the hills came into view, … Continue reading

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Guest author: Roberta Eaton ~ The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Background Since its discovery in 1939, the Sutton Hoo Helmet has been a highly evocative symbol of Anglo Saxon England. The discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet The excavation of the grave barrows or mounds at Sutton Hoo was at … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXIII: The mating dance

We stood at the gate in hushed awe. For a moment it seemed as if we were looking through a rift in the mists of time, back to an age that has passed beyond memory, when the land was still … Continue reading

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