Tag Archives: England

Stanton Drew ~ Stuart France

* Names matter. For practical purposes they are like elephants and flowing water. They follow the shortest, flatest path to wherever they are going, and en route the jagged edges first get smoothed and then get worn away. In this … Continue reading

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A Riddle… Stuart France

* Dark the frame and dark the spur About the light which shines over there. * Lost to memory, lost to time Good and great cut down in their prime. * Ever the longing, we yearn to know Traversing the … Continue reading

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Pieman… Stuart France

When Pieman was very young, and living at the beginnings of time, he often slept with the Cave Bear Clan during stormy weather. * Over the course of many such nights, Big Brown Bear who was also very old, taught … Continue reading

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Feeling True… Stuart France

…Her hand crept to the feather at her throat. Her gift from the gods. The colour of flame. She had strayed from the path. Seeking silence. Preparing herself for what was to come. The great bird had wheeled overhead. Soaring … Continue reading

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The Hooded Stone… Stuart France

“It has to be the Stone on Gardom’s Edge…” “What does?” says Wen. “My Robin Hood Stone… I mean it didn’t look much like the stone on Gardom’s Edge but that could have been the angle.” I study the sketch … Continue reading

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The Lost Stone of Chat… Stuart France

“There is a stone which would be worth visiting. It is in Baslow which is on our way to the Symposium so we could stop off there, grab some lunch, check out the stone and then head off to our … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Churchill’s War Rooms

Background World War II was the first time in its history that Britain faced a concentrated threat from the air. This aerial threat necessitated some discussion about how the British government would run the impending war and from where. Initially, … Continue reading

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In-and-Out of Time… Stuart France

* ‘Joseph of Arimathea a wealthy Metal Merchant first traded here for lead and copper from Priddy and Greenore in the Mendips, and for tin from Cornwall. The two former would ship from Pilton’s Harbour which was situated just below … Continue reading

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Ian Hutson has Lunch at the Ashmolean with Lawrence of Arabia…

Reblogged from The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company: The Ashmolean… Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Website here. Founded in 1683, open Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am–5pm. Admission is free but there are buckets by the door. What … Continue reading

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The alchemy of joy

By the time this goes out, another workshop will be over and our Companions will have dispersed for another year. Inevitably, every time we go back to Great Hucklow, we think of that very first workshop… and for me, that … Continue reading

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