Category Archives: History

Exiled Son of an Exile

Honourless banishment for the father Honourless exile for father’s child too Three years in exile, this son of an exile Remembered always, Erik Thorvaldsson Written for What Pegman Saw Advertisements

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Under the Arches

I claim this photo for #2019picoftheweek challenge title Three of a Kind [For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge  see MariaAntonia] Wymondham Abbey was founded in 1107 by William d’Aubigny ‘Pincerna’, butler to Henry I, to serve as Benedictine monastery with attached … Continue reading

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An Early Riser

I’m playing the pun here … The parish of St Lawrence is one of five created (before 1035) from the early Anglo-Saxon foundation of St Gregory. The five parishes are closely strung, 400 yards from one end to the other, … Continue reading

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With the City Spread Before Me

So, I thought, for this week’s #2018picoftheweek why not take a piccy of the city … To the left is Norwich castle built by the invading Normans. The church beside it (moving to right-ward) is St Peter Mancroft, founded by … Continue reading

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A Call to Arms

In Intwood churchyard there lies a grave, fancily enclosed with a wrought iron grille made shades of green by Nature’s hand. Moss obscures whatever inscription once was there yet leaves for us a useful clue. A coat of arms. The … Continue reading

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Mystery Lady

Who is she, this lady who presides over the south porch portal at All Saints church, Intwood? The photo (#picoftheweek: Mystery) I took because … the light, the preservation, the lichen (there’s even a small cushion of moss on her head), … Continue reading

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By the Parishioners’ Door

There is a group of parish churches in southeast Norfolk with south doors a rival to the rising sun. Dated to early C12th, it’s thought the work was performed by a German or Dutch stonemason who was visiting the area. … Continue reading

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