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Carrot and Coals: Earth-Work-Mound…

* The name Arbor Low is of Saxon derivation, originally ‘Eordburh-Hlaw’ meaning the Earth-Work Mound. Wen smiles, “Where did you dig that up from?” “I have my sources, you know.” “As your text only specifies Saxon, are we to presume … Continue reading

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Finding the path…

“We should write a book…” Over the wineglasses, it seemed like a good idea. Not that anyone would believe the half of what we would have to recount. Far from exaggerating our adventures and jumping on the bandwagon of sensationalism, … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Wood-Stone…

* …He leads her away almost carrying her. They disappear into the blackness beyond the ring of flames. They choke on the oily smoke, blind with tears. * Within the flames A voice sings, farewell, to the stars… * The … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Found!…

* …But anyway, back to the wood-stone. The authorities are agreed on its antiquity. It is either Bronze age or Iron age if that can be termed an agreement which in ‘sense-speak’ translates as very old or really old, and, … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Lugh…

* ‘Riders of the Sidhe to me from every place still free…’ * That is how Lug, the Lord of Light, summoned the Otherworldly Hosts… He met his father Cian and Cian’s two brothers and together they set off for … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Lore…

* …‘No… They burned the keepers…the practitioners…they were too old to flee with the rest.’ ‘The lore perished?’ ‘There was a young one…also a keeper’ ‘This is before the Romans right?’ ‘Oh way… way… way before…’ ‘How did they generate … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Rowan…

* …When Wen insists… I leave Wen to her circumambulations and try to focus on what little good is to be seen about the place… which amounts to Rowan Trees…a whole raft of them. They never fail to lift my … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Directions…

* …But first the directions… Wen decided to ignore them completely and find the stone by way of Mr Pre-Science-Man which proved to be spectacularly successful only, of course, she did not tell me that this was her plan and … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Finding…

* …But first to the finding, which was not easy and which though I am utterly loathe to admit it, was down to Wen. I should have known then. Turning up on my patch and finding things! Still I suppose … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves…

* …I have a bad feeling about this place. But Wen insists, and when Wen insists… not even graphic descriptions of the steepness of the hill itself could deflect her… so here we are… half way up the climb… resting … Continue reading

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