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St Albans – stained glass and mediaeval paint

The sixth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One, Two, Three, Four and Five can be found by clicking the highlighted links. The very first time Stuart came down to visit, … Continue reading

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St Albans – “Count the stars…”

The fourth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One , Two and Three can be found by clicking the highlighted links. We had finally made it into the Crossing at the centre … Continue reading

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St Albans – ‘Not built by hands…’

The third post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One and Two can be found by clicking the highlighted links. “Look,” said my companion, pointing at two small figures in a pair … Continue reading

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St Albans Abbey – ‘and unto God’…

The second post on our visit to the Abbey in St Albans a few years ago. The first post can be found here. Where do you start? If the fabric of the building is made of fifteen hundred years and … Continue reading

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St Albans… ‘render unto Caesar’

A few years ago, we set out early for a visit to St Albans. The beautiful sky soon clouded over, though, leaving us with a chill and persistent rain. We’d been meaning to visit the town for a long time, … Continue reading

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Wet walk with kites

From Addingham we drove round the edge of the moor to Dick Hudson’s, a pub known as a starting point for walkers. A short climb and you are up on the moors. The day was clear and windy, perfect for … Continue reading

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Meeting on the moor

Friday morning saw us on the road heading even further north… towards Ilkley and the moors. We could have been there in a couple of hours on the motorway, but we chose the long way round, going cross country through … Continue reading

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Invisible hills

By the time we reached the Old Nag’s Head in Edale we were glad of the fire and warmth. The road to the village is a steep descent from the hilltops into the valley at the best of times. As … Continue reading

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North by north-east

There were buzzards, kestrels and kites, it seemed, marking every mile as I drove north on Wednesday, just watching the road from tree and fence. I may have been travelling alone, but I was not going to feel lonely with … Continue reading

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