Tag Archives: Joseph of Arimathea

Living Lore: A half-forgotten tale ~ Bobby Fairfield

Another little piece of alternative history… the story of one of the most elegant yet enigmatic great houses to be found on the wilds of Exmoor.  The original Glenthorne estate was created by the Rev Walter Stevenson Halliday, son of a … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XVIII: The path through the sea…

The tide was still in when we reached Marazion, and yet a line of people snaked between the shore and the island half a mile into the sea, seemingly walking on water. We were going to join them, walking the … Continue reading

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Drawing a dark veil…

“Tell Augustine that he should be no means destroy the temples of the gods but rather the idols within those temples. Let him, after he has purified them with holy water, place altars and relics of the saints in them. … Continue reading

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Haws

The haw is the fruit of the hawthorn tree. The name comes from the Old English word for hedge and the thorn is an integral part of our hedgerows still today, making an impenetrable and thorny barrier to keep livestock … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

This picture was taken in early spring last year, just as the world began to warm itself in the pale sunlight. The place was Pilton, a little village near Glastonbury with a legendary history as big as a heart. It … Continue reading

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