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A Mystery Explained…

Synopsis: (from  book preface by The Duke of Northumberland 1983)
It is approximately 4000 years ago that our remote ancestors, who are sometimes known as the ‘Beaker People’ because of the distinctively decorated cinerary urns they fashioned to contain ashes of the dead, incised markings on the sandstone rocks of Northumberland, which are generally [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2017

The Landscape at Croome was not made as an afterthought. House and garden here form an integrated design. The park may be in the naturalistic style, based partly on the landscape paintings of Claude Gellee ‘le Lorraine’ and Nicolas Poussin and partly on ‘Capability’ Brown’s native Northumberland scenery, replacing the formal patterns of earlier periods, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 8th 2017

…and other characters of myth

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The Moores were drapers and clothiers in this city at the time of Queen Elizabeth I.  Their fortunes were laid by “farming out” spinning and weaving with local farmers wives and cottagers, they then died the cloth and sold the finished article. Soon they had business connections in London and with the continent.
This splendid monument [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2017

Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by fire in 1940. These 14th. century hand carved nails from its roof were formed into a cross which became a symbol of reconciliation in a divided world. When the diocese of Worcester its 1300th anniversary in  1980 this cross of nails was given to it by the Bishop and people [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 5th 2017

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