Category Archives: historic sites

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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A Thousand Miles of History XXXIX: The balance of power…

The church in St Cleer may be dedicated to St Clarus, the missionary saint who fled to France to escape the importunate advances of an amorous noblewoman, but at first glance, that seemed to be one of the few nods … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXIII: The chapel in the grove …

A ruined chapel stands in a tiny clearing, sheltered and roofed by the trees that cluster close to its walls as if to offer it protection.  The walls still guard the interior from view and a single doorway in the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXV: Going in…

The church of St Sennen did not disappoint. It has a cosy feel; a still, silent haven from the elements and the constant motion of the sea. I wondered how many women had taken refuge here in prayer over the … Continue reading

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