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A Thousand Miles of History XXXI: The Wells of the Wishing Tree…

“Ooh!” My companion, well used to the consequences of such exclamations, braced himself as I swung the car off the road we were supposed to be taking and onto a narrow lane. The sign was intriguing and, although we had … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XVII: The Green Chapel…

Beneath the flower-strewn lawns of Carn Euny is a mysterious passage known as a fougou, which comes from the old Cornish word for ‘cave’. There are many theories about why they were built, but no definitive evidence. According to the … Continue reading

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Close to home: Bierton and St Osyth’s Well

With the current ban on travel curtailing our adventures, it seems a good time to take a look at some of the many places we have visited over the years but have never written about or which have been mentioned … Continue reading

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Hostýn and a strange image of Jesus ~ G. Michael Vasey

Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey  : Last weekend I managed a quick trip out to Hostýn about 100km from Brno. Svatý Hostýn or St.Hostýn is a hill in Moravia and a place of devotion to Mary. … Continue reading

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Promises #midnighthaiku

Wishes on the wind Ephemeral promises Made and forgotten * Meant in the moment Without true dedication Tradition withers The tradition of tying pieces of cloth to a tree, especially when it grows close to a holy or healing well, … Continue reading

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A weekend wander: Conjuring the Devil?

On Sunday afternoon, with a little time to spare, we wandered out to North Marston, just a few miles from my home, to revisit the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While its name is quite a … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: St Hilda’s Well

I dropped my companions at the next stop, the tiny, hidden hamlet of Part Mulgrave. They were to walk along the clifftops for a couple of miles… a walk I would have loved under normal circumstances… but once again, I … Continue reading

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Hunting the Unicorn: “…and under the earth…”

Sharp tang of woodsmoke, tall shadows climb stone walls, reflected flames dance in a black pool. Deep in the belly of earth, the symbols of the rite painted on pale skin, I wait as the torches come… I could not … Continue reading

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The land of the ‘stone father’

At the heart of an ancient landscape is the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. The village grew up around a Benedictine Abbey founded there over a thousand years ago and it is still a place where folklore, myth and legend … Continue reading

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#writephoto – The Spring by Helen Jones

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another lovely #writephoto prompt, courtesy of Sue Vincent. Here’s my response to this week’s image: Squat and heavy, the stone sat next to the little spring, which was all boxed in and bricked … Continue reading

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