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The 1837 Fire

I was walking down the High Street recently and stopped to look at Holyrood Church. I’ve been inside many times, but have never really stopped to look at the details on the outer walls of the bombed out ruins, upon which are displayed two memorial tablets dedicated to the memory of twenty two men who died during a fire which raged on a cold Tuesday night in 1837. 941 more words


Miniature Armoire: Positive Destruction

I wanted to create a very decayed Armoire, the kind that has been repainted many times over the years, and has gone neglected in an attic or basement for decades. 372 more words

Doll House

William West- Some key dates

Dates in the life of William West of Tredenham

The Last Great Cornish Engineer

As a foundation to build my next talk around I have thrown together a few dates in William West’s life. 416 more words

William West

"Flaming June" Returns to Leighton House

“Flaming June”,  Frederic, Lord Leighton’s greatest painting, has come home, but only for a visit.

“‘Flaming June’, Leighton’s masterpiece and one of the most celebrated paintings of 19th century British art, returns to the house where it was painted alongside the other paintings that the artist and President of the Royal Academy, submitted for the Summer Exhibition in 1895, only a few months before he died.”

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The progress and surprises

Week three started yesterday, and the work continues in satisfying increments. The demo of the cabinets is complete, the tile has come up and the rough-ins for the electric and plumbing are nearly finished. 680 more words


A Woman of Spirit by Kate Loveday

It is often a spur-of-the-moment decision that can become a turning point in life. So it is for Kitty Morland, a young woman in London in 1878.     411 more words