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Imbolc with Mister Fox

The Silver Fox banished the night-dark wings of Crow and called forth flame from the night. Holding aloft the staff one final time, the fire leaped magically to light the banner… The crowd came closer, seeking the light and warmth … Continue reading

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Imbolc – Giants and Foxfire

Walking between twin streams and turgid waters, blackness closes around us. A faint glimmer ahead to guide our footsteps and the sound of distant drums. Wet earth sucks at our feet, reluctant to let us pass as winter grips the … Continue reading

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Trial by Fire and Water… by Stuart France

Reblogged from Stuart France… It was five years ago that we last attended and actually got to see the  Fire Festival. On that day too the rain had poured steadily all day and many a lake like puddle lay in … Continue reading

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Lifting the skirts of the church

There is a modern, central altar in Bakewell church that brings the service into the heart of the congregation, but behind it lies the choir and chancel and a world of woodcarving many will miss. It starts with the two … Continue reading

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Clunch, dollies and green lions…

Rain stopped play. By the time we reached the cars after our visit to the White Horse at Uffington, any plans we had tentatively formed for walking to Wayland’s Smithy were washed away. Instead, we sought shelter, cider and lunch … Continue reading

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Leaf and Flame: The Foliate Man

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Faces from the past

When the church was restored after the fire of 1906 the wooden roof had to be reinstated. Looking up today you could be forgiven for thinking this is the original work so faithfully have the beams been reproduced. The bosses, … Continue reading

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Oysters and peacocks

Saturday morning dawned bright and beautiful, if a little on the breezy side. We had been late back from the School gathering and after the long drive there seemed little point in rushing. Leisurely was fine. Stuart and I met … Continue reading

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