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Discovering Albion – day 9: Durham Cathedral

The cathedral of Durham is one of the finest Norman buildings and a World Heritage site. It stands on a rocky height above a loop in the River Wear, a perfect place defensively. At the time of its establishment it … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7: St Andrews… the Abbey

We didn’t go to the Roman Catholic Cathedral where the relics of St Andrew are now housed. We were here to see the ancient places where they had once been… lost now to time, buried perhaps somewhere in the vast … Continue reading

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Size matters – Lichfield Cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems … Continue reading

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About time – Lichfield cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… I had been going to do it for ages. Almost every trip north for the past … Continue reading

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Honour ~ Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

I liked walking around the little cathedral on rainy afternoons mid-week day because it was the quietest time. Everyone was busy at other places and ignored the grey stone structure tucked away in between the tall office buildings. The services … Continue reading

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Arch-enemy – Iain Kelly #writephoto

George bested Timothy in everything. He was better at his sums, better at spelling, hand-writing, reading and tying his shoe-laces. George could run faster than Timothy, was always first-pick at football and had more gears on his bicycle. George always … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Expressions

I couldn’t leave the cathedral at St Asaph’s without mentioning the artwork. Many ecclesiastical buildings are home to arts and crafts, with interpretations and symbols built into their very fabric. Stained glass, carved wood and stone, marble and mosaics… these … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Stones and stories

What with exploding computers, forays to the north and everything else that has been going on around here, the account of our return from the Silent Eye’s weekend event in Wales got a little sidetracked while there were still a … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Side by side…

We decided to leave the main road and take the back roads, just for a last look at the hills. Add that to the possibility of avoiding a long traffic jam just ahead and the fact that there was a … Continue reading

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Chasing shadows

The itchy footed hobbit (no, they are not hairy) got in the car and set off on a mission. It wasn’t so much ‘if you choose to accept it’ .. more a biting off the hand of opportunity…the morning had … Continue reading

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