September 22 in history:
Nineteen people were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, during a seven-month period in 1692, for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The final hanging happened on September 22nd that year. 108 more words
I was looking at a black and white photograph today of Berwick St Market in Soho – dated 1961. It was stylish and evocative of the period as black and white photographs often are – and if they were taken before I was born I don’t usually question them. 933 more words
Above the gothic cityscape of Victorian London looms a dark entity that plagues the minds and imaginations of those living below, etched into history and mythology by it’s demonic acts and horrifying nature. 525 more words
I’m focussing on the Isle of Wight at the moment and another magical childhood memory – visiting the mysterious and exotic Shanklin Chime!
The formation of the Chine (a local word of Saxon origin for a deep narrow ravine), has taken place over 10,000 years and the stream running through it would originally have flowed into the Eastern Yar River when Sandown Bay was land. 345 more words