Tag Archives: Derbyshire

Almost…

Last minute preparations are underway. I’m looking at the pile of props, costumes and workbooks and wondering how I’ll squeeze everything and a wheelchair into the car, even though we have done this so many times before and in much … Continue reading

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Bardic Review… Stuart France

* It has been our policy for some time now to ask Companions to bring readings for inclusion in our Landscape Weekends… We first tried this on the Glastonbury Walk-and-Talk weekend and were delighted with the results. The energies of … Continue reading

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Quack-quack… Stuart France

* Could any creature more perfectly delineate the strange ludicrous joy of existence? * Reblogged from Stuart France

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Mysteries… Stuart France

* “You’ll know it,” he said, “by the stone stairs and the hawk’s head over the lintel.” I was expecting a carving, or a painting, or possibly even, an offering, not half a cliff-face… Nevertheless, it had still been a … Continue reading

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Striding Out… Stuart France

* Big-Chief Red-Wood and the Ochre Stair… The Science-Men are adamant he was never there. Even if he was he would not fit into any of their boxes. All that’s needed now is a good Earth with lots of foxes! … Continue reading

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La Chapelle Verte… Stuart France

* All stands hidden Out-of-sight At the heart of the cavernous world. * All lies sequestered Black but comely In the cavernous heart of man. * Continue reading at Stuart France

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The luckless church

There is never enough time to explore everything on our travels. There are always intriguing buildings, signs and churches that we say we really must explore at some point… and never get the chance to see. So, if I get … Continue reading

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Time travelling: A place of kings and “holy air…”

“Holy air encased in stone” … that is how Sir John Betjeman described the crypt at Repton, and it was this that we had come to see… we hoped. On a previous visit, the crypt had been locked. This time, … Continue reading

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Time travelling: St Wystan’s

We finally made it through the outer door of St Wystan’s church in Repton…and stopped. Two huge columns flank the inner door and, scattered around the porch are fragments of ancient masonry. carved medieval grave slabs and Saxon crosses. It … Continue reading

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Time travelling: Ivar the Boneless and the Bone-yard…

Repton today is no more than a small Derbyshire village, but once it was the capital of Mercia, one of the most powerful realms of its era. For three hundred years, Mercia encompassed most of what would eventually become the … Continue reading

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