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All too soon our holiday had come to an end and it was time to return home. As we we were checking out of the hotel I couldn’t resist photographing the two permanent residents in their cosy home underneath the hotel reception desk.

We were in no rush to get home, allowing us to choose one [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 19th 2019

After two days of travelling, we decided to give the car a rest. In the morning we walked around Sherborne looking at its interesting architecture along the way. We visited the Abbey, which is a fabulous building. As we entered we were warmly welcomed by one of the Abbey greeters, she was very knowledgeable and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 3rd 2019

After breakfast we called into Waterstones so that Mr C could pick up the latest book in a series that he is reading. After that he had to join a work teleconference for an hour or so. Whilst he was doing this I walked around Chichester photographing things I had seen whilst we were sussing [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 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

On my first visit to the Mary Rose in in September 2014 she was behind perspex as she was being dried out as part of the final stages of work undertaken to preserve her. The view of her was to some extent obscured by the tubes that were in place to dry her out.

When I [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2016

One of the Vindolanda museum articles was a small fragment of a clock/calendar device. I found it fascinating.

This bronze fragment was found during excavations between the east granary and the principia (headquarters building) in 2008.
On it can see written SEPTEMBER, K(alendae), N(onae), ID(us), and AE (quinoctium). These letters clearly indicate that it was part of [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 7th 2016

Vulcan XH558 is reaching the end of her flying days and over the weekend she flew a couple of farewell fly past tours. I was able to stand on a grassy mound at Cosford in order to watch her fly by.
We heard her before we saw her because her approach was obscured by the Cold [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2015

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