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Mayor's Fall Hike and Outdoors Day

We spent the better part of our day on Saturday at a nearby forest to participate in the annual Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoors Day event. 269 more words

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Whither Shall I Wander

Indecisions. I had spent last weekend poring over maps, trying to decide where next to walk. Would it be the bus to Morton-on-the-Hill then a walk back to Taverham through the Wensum Valley? 1,851 more words

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Arthur Rutter was the youngest of my great-grandfather William Rutter’s children, born when he was over 60 in 1889. I think as the youngest son he must have been a special favourite of his mother Lucy; his father too no doubt, but he died in 1904 aged 76. 1,515 more words

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GUEST BLOG POST Terry Faull's Can there be a new Holy Well? Lewtrenchard and its holy well

It’s a great pleasure once again to introduce a guest blogger. Terry Faull is a well known Devon based landscape historian, he has researched and investigated the origins of the Christians, in what is now Devon and Cornwall, for many years. 870 more words

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The veneration of water in 12 objects...number 10 Cursing tablets

“Solinus to the goddess Sulis Minerva. I give to your divinity and majesty bathing tunic and cloak. Do not allow sleep or health to him who has done me wrong, whether man or woman or whether slave or free unless he reveals himself and brings those goods to your temple…

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The Devil in the Well...The Monk's Well Wavertree

“ Qui non dat quod habet, Dæmon infra vide 1414.”

“He who here does nought bestow, The Devil laughs at him below”.

So reads the inscription on the Monk’s Well, a very surprising survival of an ancient well in the urban sprawl of Liverpool.

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Pure Gold in the Local Shop.

Sometimes you hit pure gold and that is what the last hour and a bit feels like. We had a visitor Val, who dropped in some posters for the Ecar which is coming to Applecross next Tuesday and information that the Filling Station was not performing as it should. 666 more words