Category Archives: History

A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Heading towards the location of our weekend workshop, we had found a route south that avoided the inevitable delays around Stonehenge. Traffic passing the great circle is always slow, although it does give you a chance to see the stones, … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history…

To be exact, that should be one thousand, one hundred and twenty four miles, but that makes for a bit of a mouthful as a title… and that’s without the other few hundred miles Stuart had to travel between his … Continue reading

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Whitsy clothes

As I drove home from work on Whit Sunday, I passed a family walking in the sunshine. They were all female, and looked to be from around four years old to great-granny in her eighties. It took me back to … Continue reading

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Cold stone and warm hearts

Last year we visited Haddon Hall in Derbyshire as part of our research, both for the upcoming workshop and the continuing trail of clues we follow as we look back through history. We learned a lot about the Manners and … Continue reading

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A flying visit – The Guild Chapel, Stratford upon Avon

I mentioned that, during our visit to Stratford upon Avon, we had wandered off on our way back to the car, drawn by the tower of a small church. It had proved a profitable detour, bringing us to an old … Continue reading

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A flying visit – A Shakespearean story arc…

The afternoon was drawing to a close and the chill of early spring was settling over Stratford-upon-Avon as we made our way back towards the car. There were still many things we would have liked to see, but, with the … Continue reading

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Empty #midnighthaiku

Urban desert weeps A stage without its players Bereft of laughter The photos were taken in ancient city of Bath, last visited one rainy day with a dear friend. On that day, there was no shortage of laughter, or wonder, … Continue reading

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Memories of the written word

There is a certain irony in the fact that I became aware of the Unesco Memory of the World Programme whilst researching the most ancient artefacts. Wikipedia says that the initiative was launched to ‘safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity … Continue reading

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5000 year old discovery! #travel #India #humor – Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub: We witness a 5000 year old discovery! But first…we have to get out of bed. How we travel… [click image for previews, reviews, and buy links on Amazon] “Five and a half hours,” promised the SatNav. … Continue reading

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A walk in the past… the prehistoric landscape of Cresswell Crags

Way back in summer, we took a trip to a place I have long wanted to visit… Cresswell Crags, a hidden valley on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The folder of photographs has sat on my desktop for months, … Continue reading

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