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Going West: The Poet’s Yew

The rain continued as we walked from the Abbey to the church, the sky heavy and grey. Even the shelter of the trees was not enough to protect the lens from the constant drops, but it began to ease as … Continue reading

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IndieAni Bones and the Squeaky Hobbit

It was the day they took me looking for the Ent and the Thunder Stone… they’d promised me three sites and they only ended up finding two. That’s all well and good, ‘cause it means we’ll have to trot back … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVIII: The Balance of Power…

The church in St Cleer may be dedicated to St Clarus, the missionary saint who fled to France to escape the importunate advances of an amorous noblewoman, but at first glance, that seemed to be one of the few nods … Continue reading

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It is undoubtedly an incredible piece of craftsmanship. It is unbelievably impressive, designed specifically to be awe-inspiring, streaming light and colour into the great cavern of Bath Abbey. It is also just too big to be able to make any … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXV: Going In…

The church of St Sennen did not disappoint. It has a cosy feel; a still, silent haven from the elements and the constant motion of the sea. I wondered how many women had taken refuge here in prayer over the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History VIII: At Ease

Leaving Tavistock behind, we headed out for our rendezvous with Alethea and Larissa. There were hawks in the sky and a woodpecker on a fence post as we travelled the green wormhole through the trees. We arrived at our destination … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History VII: The early birds and the Tinners Hare

We were, as always, up and out early. This time we were on a mission of hope… we hoped the church would be open, as it looked too good to miss and we were meeting the girls a few miles … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the magician… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Batcombe ‘Grey represents Spirit mediating between Soul and Body’… * Our penultimate church was in Batcombe… these days a small and straggling hamlet, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. There has been a church on the site of St … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the light… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Sydling-St-Nicholas ‘Orange represents Expansion through Wisdom’… * The current Church of the St Nicholas, at Sydling St Nicholas, dates largely to the fifteenth century, with the tall tower being the oldest part of the building. However, it stands on … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the dragon… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Nether-Cerne ‘White represents the Crescent of the Soul’… * The little church of All Saints at Nether Cerne is in the most beautiful and peaceful location imaginable. On our first visit, we drove down the tiny country lane that … Continue reading

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