Tag Archives: Staffordshire

Hidden gems – Hoar Cross

The church of the Holy Angels at Hoar Cross is one I had tried to get into before. The first  time it was a summer’s day, but I did not manage to get inside until the rain highlighted the stark … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Legacy

The little Church of the Holy Cross at Ilam is one of those places that seems to have something to offer every visitor, no matter in what period or area their interest lies. There are stained glass windows that capture … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: A life in pictures

When we had finished looking at the Saxon crosses and the yew trees, we headed into the little Church of the Holy Cross. Even the doorway looked promising, especially as the porch was home to a nest of swallows, darting … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd – Imps and crosses

To be fair, the weekend was over…officially at least… but we had scrounged an extra day to go exploring so, for us, the current of discovery continued. The day dawned fair but overcast, with that strange quality of light that … Continue reading

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Size matters

In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems to have lost much of its potency.  Giant airliners fly overhead carrying hundreds of passengers. The biggest cruise ship could hold the entire population … Continue reading

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About time – Lichfield cathedral

I had been going to do it for ages. Almost every trip north for the past few years has seen me take the back roads rather than the motorway…and with each trip the three carved spires have drawn my eye … Continue reading

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The church with the feet

I was running out of time, but it was only a small church and it did not look overly promising. The stonework looked too regular…modern… except for the tower which looked as if it didn’t quite match, and the enclosure … Continue reading

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Picking up the breadcrumb trail…

Wandering the backroads that meander through the hills between Staffordshire and Derbyshire was something I had been promising myself for a while. The map is the last thing on my mind… I just point the car in a generally northerly … Continue reading

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A country church

For once, I had managed to leave in good time for my trip north. Had I been feeling well, I would have stopped at a cathedral I’ve been meaning to visit, but as I was still feeling decidedly weird, I … Continue reading

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