Category Archives: History

Walk in their shoes

“.. before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird “Is everything okay over there?” said my … Continue reading

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Hidden gems – Hoar Cross

The church of the Holy Angels at Hoar Cross is one I had tried to get into before. The first  time it was a summer’s day, but I did not manage to get inside until the rain highlighted the stark … Continue reading

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A visit to Somerton – A monumental family

The tombs of the great and good fascinate many people. They are often superb works of art in their own right and preserve a remarkable record of the people, customs and costumes of their day. While paintings and sketches may … Continue reading

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Introducing David Greenaway – Town Crier of Glastonbury

We spent May Day weekend in Glastonbury this year with Alienora and our friends… and one of the people unmistakably at the centre of the festivities was David Greenaway, the Town Crier. The traditional Town Crier is an iconic figure. … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd – Within the living land

It had been a long time since I had first come across a reference to Thor’s Cave when I was doing some research for Dark Sage. We were not, at that point, feeling the call to go there; caves were … Continue reading

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The raising of the Egyptian Lazarus – Extract from A Certain Measure of Perfection by Simon J. Kyte

Simon J. Kyte shares an extract from his book, A Certain Measure of Perfection (click the link to visit the Kindle page on Amazon.com) . “At the time of the Restoration, the opening of a locked chest in a remote … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: A life in pictures

When we had finished looking at the Saxon crosses and the yew trees, we headed into the little Church of the Holy Cross. Even the doorway looked promising, especially as the porch was home to a nest of swallows, darting … Continue reading

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