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The Derwent Valley

The car once more full to bursting, ready for the long drive south, and my companions either back at work or heading for the airport, I went to collect Nick from the hostel, ready for a morning in the hills. … Continue reading

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Growing in peace

All ideas have to start somewhere and mine began with an hour or so to spare en route to the north. I had seen the sign for the National Memorial Arboretum every time I headed up that way and thought … Continue reading

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A place of peace

We had met for lunch and to discuss School business as usual, then, with the afternoon ahead of us and the weather clearing, we took a walk through the wooded valley close by. It seems a little strange as you … Continue reading

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A day in the Dark Peak – war and peace in Hathersage

The first record of a vicar at the church of St Michael and All Angels’ is mentioned in the list of incumbents that goes back to 1281, a hundred years before the building of the current structure was begun, though … Continue reading

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