Category Archives: History

For St George and England

St George features on St Ethelbert’s Gate at Norwich cathedral. The gate was built in 1316 after the previous was destroyed in riots. I think this qualifies for A Long Time Ago, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek … Continue reading

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My Favourite Face

Symmetry, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia. This isn’t the face of the cathedral most visitors see. They arrive from Tombland via the west gate, to the applause of clicking cameras. The west … Continue reading

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Exquisitely, Annoyingly, Totally Unanswerable

I don’t suppose the average Joe in the street gives thought to this, far more concerned with football results, rising prices, Climate Change, the increase in positive Covid tests and whether Blundering Boris will fall off a figurative cliff before … Continue reading

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CCC154: Crowded Out

Look at this. What do you see? Beautiful, isn’t it. The praise of God made permanent in stone. But look again and see the oppression of the Saxon race, Norman stone that crowded us out of our homes. Three parishes … Continue reading

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I Packed My Bag

I packed my carrier bag So called for being easily portable And in it I put My Neolithic flint core My Bronze Age Beaker pot My third century Roman toiletries My sixth century stockings My eleventh century book My fourteenth … Continue reading

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CCC134: And in that year…

Breydon Water, my go-to place when I need to escape the pressures of the day. It never fails me. I stand on the bank and look over the water… and I see ships. Long ships. Viking ships. A fleet of … Continue reading

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What the Romans Did

These Roman remains of  a C3rd fort sit 5 miles distant from Great Yarmouth (when walked via the estuary bank). There and back gives me a 10-mile hike. Wall/Tower from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia

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Sunday Picture Post: Memories of a Warmer Day

I’m not usually a weather-wimp but high winds coupled with sub-zero temperatures… ain’t no fun walking beach nor marsh.  And so this dive into the archives. 14th February 2017 and the sun shines and the air is warm and I … Continue reading

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That’s Tantamount to Heresy

He said my suggestion was asinine. I asked him why. He said it doesn’t conform to the accepted theory. I said what if that theory is wrong? No, he said, that is truly asinine. But what about that body of … Continue reading

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Wickhampton Grazing Marshes

Big Picture, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek Where once was the Great Estuary, the confluence of three rivers, now are grazing marshes the support the sweetest grasses. In times past those grasses attracted drovers from the North, even … Continue reading

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