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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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Size matters

In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems to have lost much of its potency.  Giant airliners fly overhead carrying hundreds of passengers. The biggest cruise ship could hold the entire population … Continue reading

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About time – Lichfield cathedral

I had been going to do it for ages. Almost every trip north for the past few years has seen me take the back roads rather than the motorway…and with each trip the three carved spires have drawn my eye … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: 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 6: St Andrews… the Abbey

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

Monday morning brought… well, rain. Of course. Nevertheless by the time we had shared breakfast with our friend and loaded his suitcases into the car we had the first tentative gleams of sunshine, so we decided to wander into Sheffield … Continue reading

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