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Whitby Weekend: One last wonder…

There was time for one more visit before our ways parted. Gary knew the town well from time spent there with his father, but could not recall ever visiting the church. Stuart and I have been there before… and were … Continue reading

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Burned in Effigy ~ Fandango #writephoto

There once was a time, not that long ago, when all witches were good, helpful, charitable, and benevolent. They were highly regarded by the villagers and their beneficial and healing spells and potions were welcomed by the townspeople. But as … Continue reading

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Cold stone and warm hearts

Last year we visited Haddon Hall in Derbyshire as part of our research, both for the upcoming workshop and the continuing trail of clues we follow as we look back through history. We learned a lot about the Manners and … Continue reading

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Broken #midnighthaiku

The Middleton effigy in the parish church at Ilkley, West Yorkshire. It is thought to mark the passing of Sir Peter de Middleton (c.1290 -1336), a local landowner, sheriff of Yorkshire in 1335 and one of the royal justices. Like … Continue reading

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