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Seeing Stones…

* “…Those who waited with her, high on the hill had prepared her. She had been bathed in the sacred spring that ran from the chalk below this place, winding as a clear stream into the valley. There was a … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Dorcas…

Dear Wen, ‘O Great Seer, pray turn a page and read to us from the Dread Book of Assassinations…’ Just a pity we will not be able to quote from it in any of  the books! The pigeon made you … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Wednesbury…

Dear Don, Still cross-eyed from the editing but Doomsday should be ready for off by August as we planned. I can’t believe how much stuff there is in there… or how much more we have already for Dark Sage! All … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Saxon Sisters…

Dear Don, It’s been a bit hectic round here this week, what with one thing and another, but I did manage to dig up our Saxon sisters… not literally, you understand… though I’m working on that…. I did find a … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: ‘The Dark Virgin’…

Dear Wen… Great to see the Red Kite flying over the tower. It always was a great location and now with Red Kites to boot… Good, too, that the tree stump has been disposed of. It caused us such a … Continue reading

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North-easterly VII: A final grace

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown of the solar radiance appear, and may the within shine forth!” Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’ “We’ve just got to the top of the … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by saints

Few churches named after a saint have a historical claim to have been built by their namesake, but St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh is one of the few who have that right. The original church here was founded by St … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XLIX: Back to the future…

We went back once more to where it all began. Paying our respects to Dragon Hill, the ancient White Horse and the hillfort known as Uffington Castle, we left the car and the world behind and walked to Wayland’s Smithy. … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – In search of King Arthur

We wandered the summit of Cadbury Castle, each of us alone with our thoughts before gathering once again at the centre to speak of archaeology, history and legends. Now, legends are all very well, but many a place has adopted … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The ramparts of Camelot

We had only a short way to walk to our second site of the day. We were only going to climb a hill, which sounds simple enough, but there can be few places where fact, fiction, folklore and otherworldly dreams … Continue reading

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