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Hills and crosses

Sunday morning dawned damp with a promise of sunshine and we eventually headed out towards Bakewell to explore a hillfort. We knew it was there somewhere and had seen a likely site from the church on the other side of the valley. 563 more words


A Calm ......between the Storms

Overnight low temperatures had certainly brought about a change in the colour of the Bracken.

The Meteorological Office predicted that after the first wave from Gonzalo we would have a period of calm, may be a couple of hours and possibly with some sunshine, prior to the second battering of gales and rain…..and they were spot on. 166 more words


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Circus Life - all I want is a job for Christmas

I arrived in London on October 28th, and at Christmastime I was still unemployed, still sharing a bunk bed in my cousin’s house. So I was happy enough to abandon my ongoing failure and head north with my cousin to my aunt’s house for the holidays. 1,113 more words


A leisurely afternoon

There were buzzards over the hillfort at Great Hucklow. We watched them soar as we met our companion for lunch and a few hours working on things for the School before the monthly meeting. 664 more words


The Good Old Days? Music Hall and Remembrance Day...

Last week at the Cavendish Hospital in Buxton, and at the Riverside Ward at the Newholme Hospital, we looked at music hall and our favourite acts which had grown out of the variety theatres which flourished about the country from the mid nineteenth century, but had all but disappeared by the 1960s, when the British public became stuck to the small screens of their TVs. 284 more words


The faery castle

We were meeting the third of our triad for lunch on Friday some miles from our base in Sheffield. First, however, we had something to do… somewhere we needed to visit. 617 more words