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Going West: Stories Great and Small

It is impossible to walk through any ancient place and not wonder about its story. In somewhere like St Davids Cathedral there are many stories, from those of the craftsmen who built the place, to the Story that inspired their … Continue reading

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Going West – Kilpeck’s West Window

You’d have to go a long way to beat the door at Kilpeck church, but the western wall has a place all of its own. You might be forgiven for thinking it was a bit of Norse construction and the … Continue reading

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Going West – The Kilpeck Corbels

Kilpeck’s bellcote reminded me of the first church we had visited, where our adventures had begun, though this one is a nineteenth century addition, carved and decorated in keeping with the rest of the building; restorations have been gentle here. … Continue reading

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Going West – An Extraordinary Place

“What are those? ” The bumps in the fields as we drove down the narrow lane looked suspiciously like the remnants of early occupation. “They look like earthworks…” It would make sense, the little church we were heading for was … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons at St Mary’s…

I am surprised that my son continues to allow me to stop the car outside churches when we are out and about. “I won’t be above a few minutes…” invariably gives him time for a snooze, but on this occasion, … Continue reading

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Identity #midnighthaiku

The Andle Stone is a boulder, fifteen feet long, and covered with prehistoric cup and ring marks. It stands on Stanton Moor in Derbyshire, between the stone circles of Doll Tor and Nine Ladies. there is no question that it … Continue reading

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Can You Come and Have a Look at This? – James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: My son-in-law to be is the gamekeeper of Asquith and some surrounding moors. He recently told me that the local farmer had spotted some idiots driving around the moors in 4 X 4 … Continue reading

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Clearing Back the Years by James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: The Panorama Stones in Ilkley are an oddity. Situated next to a church just outside the town centre, and surrounded by a 5 ft high steel fence with a locked gate designed to … Continue reading

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Squirrels and stones

With the car bursting at the seams, I completed the drive north for the workshop. Picking up Stuart on the outskirts of Sheffield, our first port of call would be cross-country to collect a crystal that would be a symbolic … Continue reading

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Etched #midnighthaiku

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