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St Albans in June

June is a big month in St Albans, as it marks the anniversary of the execution of Saint Alban, the first British saint.  This event is marked by a pilgrimage through the city, with giant puppets retelling the story of Alban, a local man who lived in Roman times.   139 more words

Hertfordshire

Depicting the Stars and Planets, St. Alban's style

Those following the development of the St. Albans School of Sacred Art may be interested in this article from the Medieval Manuscripts Blog that gives an overview of how the stars and planets were depicted in the Middle Ages. 55 more words

Art

This Is a Plan I Can Live With

Last Wednesday I spoke with 130 seventh and eighth graders in St. Albans, Vermont. They had recently been studying the Holocaust and had already both read and watched… 514 more words

Holocaust

Anti-Idling campaign kicks off in local schools

Idling Action St Albans kicked off our Anti-Idling Campaign in schools this week talking to over 200 pupils…

SS Alban and Stephen Catholic Junior school… 321 more words

Ladybird, Ladybird Fly Away Home

Please click on this link to read my June 2017 “Nature Notes” in the Herts Advertiser: Nature Notes – 15th June 2017

Featured image of a ladybird by… 10 more words

Nature

On Sunday we went to a lovely lunchtime wedding in a park

I reckon for many of us it’s about a decade. It begins in your mid-twenties and drops away as forty looms like a stop sign. I speak, of course, of weddings. 639 more words

People And Places

Get Writing in St Albans

The lovely St Albans was the setting for this year’s Verulam Writers’ Get Writing day which, as usual, did not disappoint. There were some names I’d already heard of, the incredibly talented historical fiction writer, Emma Darwin (the great-great-granddaughter of Charles and Emma Darwin) for one. 462 more words