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And Did Those Feet

First were the Britons’ iron-clad chariot wheel-rims rattling as they raced along. Then arrived slick-skinned hard-nailed southern sandals in haste to decimate the rebel clans. Soft-soled boots of Baltic seal-skin followed, peaceful in their homestead aims. All disturbed by the … Continue reading

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The Market Cross

Mark my confesion: It wasn’t intentional, it was quite accidental, my attention down rather than up. in my need to exclude the non-consenting general public I lopped off the cross at the top. Though neither round nor square, I claim … Continue reading

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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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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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A Patterned Platform

Once upon a time, a train line ran from Norwich, westward through many a Norfolk village. Laid in 1882 by the Midland and Great North-Western Railway, M&GNW was better known to the locals as the Muddle and Go Nowhere Line. My … Continue reading

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The North and the South of it

At Norwich, in Norfolk, in many of the churches but especially the cathedral, the earlier, southern, style of Romanesque architecture (aka Byzantine) competes with the later, finer, often spectacular northern Gothic for the visitor’s eye. Norwich was my home-town, I … Continue reading

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