Category Archives: historic sites

Swinside…

The track to which we had been directed by the lady on horseback was the one we had already passed, deciding it had to be the right one, but acknowledging that the ‘farm vehicles only’ sign meant that we would … Continue reading

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A church under wraps II

As we opened the door into St Kentigern’s church, it was fairly obvious we had picked the wrong time to visit. Not only was the sudden and relative warmth of the building steaming up the camera lens like there was … Continue reading

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A church under wraps

After the Full Circle workshop had ended and we had taken our leave from the rest of the party, Stuart, Larissa and I went to visit a local parish church, St Kentigern’s in Crossthwaite. I had wanted to visit the … 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: Monumental…

We had spotted the cross on our way to Rudston, but as time was getting on and we still had a long way to go, we decided against stopping. Although it was an unusally fine and ornate example, we have … 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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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones II

If I thought the first part of the adventure had taken ages, the next bit seemed to take even longer. She says it didn’t, and that I was just getting a bit excited… but I don’t know so much. The … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones (or the archaeological dog)…

I thought we were just going for a walk… but then she opened the car. “In you go, girlie,” she says. “You’re going on an adventure!”  She put my seat belt on and told me to settle down as it … Continue reading

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North-easterly…

We were heading for the Castles of the Mind weekend, so time placed a curtain wall around our freedom to meander. For once, therefore, we behaved, managing to resist all temptation to stop and visit places along the road as … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXX: Seeking sanity…

For once we had the forethought to ask the lady in the church for directions to our next port of call…the Holy Well in St Cleer. After our almost accidental visit to the Holy Well at Madron that morning, we … Continue reading

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