Tag Archives: British History

Top of the Tide

There is a moment of stillness in the estuary when it seems the water is undecided which way to flow. This day the stillness is aided by an extraordinary lack of wind. Alexanders were brought to Britain by the Romans … Continue reading

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Of Oak Apples and Kings

A couple of weeks back (11th May), in answer to MariaAntonia’s #picoftheweek challenge, I featured an oak gall (The Very Gall). An oak gall is also known—incorrectly—as an oak apple. These are oak apples. It’s the gall’s immature form—the newly … Continue reading

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Written In Soil

Ancestral Lands, part of the Henstead Hundred Series Saxlingham—Nethergate and Thorpe Saxlingham has rightly been named a village of outstanding beauty. While taking the photos that accompany these three posts on Saxlingham’s early history I found it difficult to find … Continue reading

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