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But ‘n’ Ben – Christmas Kindle offer and Chapter One!

Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben Stuart France & Sue Vincent Click the links for Kindle Offer 99p on Amazon UK – 99c on Amazon.com 20th Dec 2016 – 27 Dec 2016   For once, Don was right… it was … Continue reading

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A side trip to Addingham – ancient symbols and modern stone

Leaving the church at Addingham, we noticed some rather more modern stonework outside an unprepossessing building that turned out to be the church hall. After seeing Saxon stonework, we might not have bothered to go and investigate, but we were … Continue reading

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A side trip to Addingham

After a glorious dawn on the moors and a leisurely breakfast, we packed our bags and headed out into a morning that looked like spring. We had found there was a Saxon cross at the church in the pretty village … Continue reading

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Thursday in the north

Thursday dawned hopefully over Derbyshire. It was the day of our monthly meeting so we headed out for Great Hucklow, where our party converged from various directions on the Queen Anne for lunch before wandering out to Chapel en le … Continue reading

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It seems hardly possible that it is almost a year since Stuart and I headed west and north on a research trip that took us, over the course of nine days, through Cheshire to Wales, up the west coast through … Continue reading

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Petals, wood and stone

Friday the four of us met as usual at the Queen Anne in Great Hucklow for lunch and business before the evening’s meeting. It was a damp day, not particularly summery, which was disappointing in the middle of August… but … Continue reading

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Back to Bradbourne

You wouldn’t have thought it was the same day that had thrown all that snow at us, albeit briefly. By the time we had traversed the hills and watched the buzzards wheel overhead the sun was shining and the skies … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Hope

Well, what better option can there be, I ask you? It was still Friday… lunch was over and we did have to get to Stockport for the evening meeting, of course. It is onerous stuff all this travelling… such a … Continue reading

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Hills and crosses

Sunday morning dawned damp with a promise of sunshine and we eventually headed out towards Bakewell to explore a hillfort. We knew it was there somewhere and had seen a likely site from the church on the other side of … Continue reading

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