Category History

The Saxon King

The other side of the road from Priory Park in Southend where I often used to play as a child held a secret. A man was buried there with a stash of goodies, hidden for over a thousand years. If…

The World of Stonehenge

On Saturday I popped up to London on the 6:39 from Newton Abbot. I love that train. It gets me into Paddington at 9:30 ready for a full day of exploring with my lovely blogging companion Aril from Gnat Bottomed…

Exeter Chiefs

I had a Damascus moment in my late forties when I discovered rugby. It’s the tactical nature of  play that appeals coupled with the delight of seeing  a load of blokes throwing themselves around. It reminds me of the olden…

Tinner’s Rabbits

The Tinner’s Rabbits are a wonderfully clever symbol that repeats itself around Devon churches. It is depicted in stained glass and, most frequently carved in the bosses of their roofs.  Yet similar imagery is not restricted to these parts. It…