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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

…No wonder he looks unhappy!

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 11th 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

Flecks of red, blue and gold paint cling to the grooves in this colourful sculpture depicting the Holy Trinity. York’s craftspeople chose the finest materials to ensure the crispest of finishes. The quality of the alabaster used has helped to preserve the original colour. The two richly dressed benefactors show at the bottom of the [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2018

Over all the mountaintops
Is peace
In all treetops
You perceive
Scarcely a breath,
The little birds in the forest
Are Silent,
Wait then; soon
You, too, will have peace.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

10 Comments CherryPie on May 13th 2018

…in the early reign of  Emperor Hadrian A.D 117 – A.D. 122

Hadrian spent more time the provinces of the Empire than in Rome. Many of their names still survive today. Travellers throughout the Empire used a vast network of roads and rivers to move around. A legion could march 25 miles a day. A horse-drawn [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2018

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