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The chapel at Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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A visit to Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again here over the past week or so. We always feel the need to ‘come down’ after these weekends and wandered out into the landscape. … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Connections

Continuing the story of a Silent Eye workshop in Derbyshire, in December 2017. Parts One , Two  and Three can be found by clicking the highlighted link. We toured the church in Bakewell with our companions, stopping at each of … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Knights, saints and ley lines…

Continuing the story of a Silent Eye workshop in Derbyshire, in December 2017. Parts One and Two can be found by clicking the highlighted link. Walking through the town towards the church in Bakewell, I couldn’t help thinking that it … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night – A walk in the park…

Continuing the story of a Silent Eye workshop in Derbyshire, in December 2017. Part One can be found by clicking the highlighted link. We began at the well that gave the town its name. Baecca’s Well is an ancient healing … Continue reading

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Carved stone

In the churchyard at Bakewell stand a pair of stone cross shafts that, between them, set us off on an unexpected journey of discovery. Indeed, one of them has taken a starring role in our latest books, but that is … 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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Riddles of the Night: Templar Shadows (2) – Steve Tanham

Imagine a tiny village, just a few miles from a major Derbyshire town, yet unknown to most people passing by on the busy road between Bakewell and Matlock. The village contains an ancient mound of boulders of millstone grit layered … Continue reading

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