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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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The chapel at Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III , IV  and V of this visit can be found by clicking the links. Although it is the last thing I will share, the chapel was one of the first places we visited at Haddon … Continue reading

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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

Although there are the grand tapestries, Great Hall and Long Gallery, as well as all the trappings of magnificence, there are corners of Haddon Hall that do not feel like a grand and glorious Country House. They simply feel like … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

Other than the Elizabethan connection, we really had, at that point, no idea why we had felt the need to visit Haddon Hall. We knew little about the place, apart from the legend of the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon … Continue reading

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A visit to Haddon Hall

Every time we had driven past Haddon Hall, I had the feeling we needed to go there. The feeling bugged me a bit, as stately homes have not really been part of our research. We tend to be drawn to … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Connections

We toured the church in Bakewell with our companions, stopping at each of the eight chosen points of interest that highlighted the story we were speculating upon. There is far more in that church than the details upon which we … Continue reading

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

Walking through the town towards the church in Bakewell, I couldn’t help thinking that it was all a bit weird. There were inexplicable gaps between what we had seen and what we had been brought to realise, gaps that were … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night – A walk in the park…

We began at the well that gave the town its name. Baecca’s Well is an ancient healing spring that rises from deep within the earth. It is thought to have taken its name from a tribal leader whose story is … 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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Consider the lily…

Riddles of the Night. 1st-3rd December 2017, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Sometimes it can be hard to see The difference twixt wood and tree Seek out the Lily and the Oak Without a flame there is no smoke… What links sacred sites, … Continue reading

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