Monthly Archives: February 2013

In Another World

Originally posted on Football: Wherever it may be:
Saturday 16th February 2013 Clovelly Entry, Parking and 2 Museums £6.50 Then at 14.30 North Devon League Intermediate Division 1A CLOVELLY AFC 4 (Kearney 8 18 77 88) TORRINGTON RESERVES 2 (Frost 7p Reddick 64) At Clovelly Parish and War Memorial Hall, Higher Clovelly Free Entry Nothing for…

Norman Carvings

Tucked away down the pretty narrow country lanes of Herefordshire, and close to the Welsh border is the remarkable little church of St.Mary & St.David, Kilpeck. It is home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculpture in England carved out of red sandstone.   Built in approximately 1140 it has survived almost intact and unaltered […]

Sylvia Plath: In Memoriam

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the American poet Sylvia Plath’s death. In the early hours of 11th February 1963 she committed suicide by gassing herself in the kitchen of her Primrose Hill home. Plath is buried in the new graveyard of Thomas a Beckett church, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire. I visited her last resting place in […]

Let It Be

If this piece of footage from 1969 makes your heart beat a little faster, you are probably of the same generation as me; children in the sixties, rather than of them. I grew up on the Beatles music. We sang their songs in the playground, played at being the Beatles, though sometimes it had to […]


and the answer is……………… ………..a Bee Shelter This Bee Shelter is regarded by the International Bee Research Association as unique. Containing 28 bee boles built to house straw bee skeps, it dates to around 1850.  Here are some more examples of Bee Boles Bee Bole on a cottage wall behind Quebec House, NT in Kent courtesy […]

How about a quiz?

This minor but very unique edifice is of international importance in its own sphere. It is hand carved out of Cotswold stone. It sits just beyond the churchyard, do not be led astray it has nothing whatsoever to do with religion or death!!! Answer on Saturday. 

The last Plantagenet King is found

via wikipedia King Richard lll was the last Plantagenet King of England and the last to die in battle. After his death on the Battle Fields of Bosworth, Leicestershire in 1485 he was vilified by the then Tudor dynasty, and 100 years later Shakespeare painted a picture of him as a scheming, plotting villain. This […]

A February sojourn to an Arts and Crafts church

All Saints was completed in 1902 – a perfect Arts and Crafts church sitting quietly at the top of a beautiful valley in rural Herefordshire. All Saints, Brockhampton The church was designed W.R. Letharby, principal of the Central School of Arts and Crafts and then Professor of Design at the Royal College of art, London. […]