Gone, but (not quite) forgotten

A bit of family history, well someone’s family history, at least.

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A gateway into history

On my way back from Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station, I passed the overgrown St Peters Graveyard in Bishopton.  Having plenty of time I thought I would mooch about.  Continue reading “Gone, but (not quite) forgotten”

A postcard from Carlton Miniott

(I began writing this on Friday last:  please bear with me.)

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St Lawrence, Carlton Miniott, North Yorkshire.

“Where?!”, I hear you chorus. Continue reading “A postcard from Carlton Miniott”

Joan Jackson: Artist

Followers may recall this painting of number 43 Chapel Street, Brownhills.

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Rear view of 43 Chapel Street, Brownhills, by Joan Jackson.

This original oil painting was based on a photograph, probably black and white, taken before Joan and her husband were forced to move after the house was condemned in about 1967.

Recently, I received a request from Wendy Cooke, who wrote: Continue reading “Joan Jackson: Artist”

St Albans

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Nave, St Albans Cathedral; among the longest in Europe.

On Sunday I hopped on the train to St Albans City.  I am fairly well-travelled in England, but had, for no good reason I can think of, not visited this ancient city before.  Continue reading “St Albans”