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Beech and birch...

…on Cannock Chase. It’s a perfect late-autumn morning, ideal for a walk over the Chase, to the visitor centre for lunch. We’ve earned bacon baps today, though the real reward is the colour in the remaining leaves, especially when seen against that clear blue sky. 52 more words


Poem from a bygone day

There’s a little village I know in the middle of the woods

a place known for tales of ghouls and phantoms, ufo’s
a place of mystery and strange appearance of blackeyed children… 501 more words

Tackeroo toadstools

Wednesday: We’re walking the track of the Tackeroo today. The reason for the name is lost in obscurity; the track is that of the WW1 military railway built to serve camps on Cannock Chase – lifted soon after the war ended. 120 more words


Keith Harrison’s Joyride: “I don’t know what will happen when the car goes down the ramp”

In November 2016 artist Keith Harrison was announced as the winner of Jerwood Open Forest, a £30,000 commission opportunity to produce a new public work for a forest context. 1,139 more words

Other Writing

A Child's Vision of Cannock Chase

Quarrelling voices rise through floorboards
warped by age and shifting subsoil
muffled rearrangements
transmuting bedrock to deceitful quicksand.

Fever waxes humid and flickering sleep
conjures a scene in monochrome. 93 more words


Behind the Scenes in the Stores

On this very cool, damp August morning, I took the chance, as your Blogger-in-Residence this month, to ask Yvonne, who is the Collections Officer, to show me what really goes on behind the locked doors of the museum stores. 371 more words


100 years on we remember Passchendaele's fallen

“One hundred years ago today the third battle of Ypres began. At ten to four in the morning, less than five miles from here, thousands of men drawn from across Britain, France and the Commonwealth attacked German lines. 384 more words