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Through a glass brightly

One of the most striking features of any church is often the stained glass. It can either flood the interior with colour or it can cast it into gloom. 498 more words




You must be at least 50 to remember the threepenny -3d- bit. For you youngsters who never experienced receiving such riches I must explain that although it was written threepenny bit… 822 more words

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GUEST BLOG POST James Rattue's Uncovering the Wells of Ashburnham

It is my great pleasure to present an article from one of the most important contributors to the holy well research field. Author of the excellent The Living Stream – the first academic book on the subject, the indispensable guides to holy wells of Buckinghamshire, Kent and Surrey, as well as countless articles for Source and Living Spring, as well as his own webpage..he’s been in retirement holy well research wise and sticking to the day job of being a rector, so its a great privilege that he’s contributing this ground breaking piece of research about a holy well which is not recorded elsewhere to this blog.. 1,045 more words

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A ghost story for Christmas...The Nun's Well of Cannock Wood

I did become a bit pixy led looking for this one…it was the hottest day of the year so far, fortunately the walk to the well, or rather what I could assign to it poorly marked on the OS, was down hill! 845 more words

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Fly Paper

Here’s another ad that grabs your attention with giant type. It got mine, anyway.

You have to hold your head just right to see it, but this advertisement from the July 7, 1892 edition of… 60 more words

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Helen Lanigan Wood

Helen Lanigan Wood is the commissioned researcher for a selection of objects in our Fermanagh 100 including the White Island Figures, a grave stone from Kilcoo… 255 more words


This Week in Chester History...

In 1956, a fight between Navarra and Malcolm Campbell, owners of the Crossroads Inn, ended with Malcolm’s death. Navarra told police they had been quarreling in the barroom of the Inn when Malcolm threatened her with a shotgun. 29 more words

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