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1 Comment CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2018

Barley Hall is a medieval town house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York.
Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade, only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered.
The oldest parts of Barley Hall [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2018

On 5th November 1605 a York man, Guy Fawkes, was discovered about to ignite 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament. His aim was to spark a Catholic revolution.
Fawkes was born in York in 1570, probably at a house in Stonegate. He was baptised in St Michael le Belfry church on [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 9th 2018

A 28 year old man, Lucius Duccius Rufinus, from Viennes in France died in Eboracum after a career as the standard bearer for the Ninth Legion. The soldier carrying the standard of the legion would have been a central target for the enemy.*

The army had its own specialist craftsmen. Tilers made floor and roof tiles [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2018

…with my Mother and Father in Law.

First stop was Little Amsterdam Cafe for lunch.

After lunch we made our way to Broughton Castle where we enjoyed the landscape views and a visit to the Parish Church of St Mary Broughton with North Newington before the castle was open for visiting.

During our visit we enjoyed a pleasant [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2018

For what is the worth of life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by records of history.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

2 Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2018

… through the walled garden and along the bluebell walk at Attingham Park

8 Comments CherryPie on May 18th 2018

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