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The first day of the bank holiday commemorating the Platinum Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II saw us visiting Boscobel House. Boscobel House is famous as a hiding place for King Charles II when fleeing for his life after his defeat in the Civil War. He spent a night in one of priest [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2022

The morning weather looked unpromising so we tried to find a rainy day option for our adventures. This proved challenging because the things that inspired us were surprisingly all shut on Sunday’s! We opted to have lunch at home followed by a trip to a garden centre. On the way we stopped off for me [...]

1 Comment CherryPie on May 30th 2022

Stafford Castle is an ancient Grade II listed castle situated two miles west of the town of Stafford in Staffordshire, England. From the time of the Norman Conquest and as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was the seat of the powerful Anglo-Norman Stafford family (originally de Tosny, later via a female line[1] de Stafford), feudal barons of Stafford, later Barons Stafford [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 12th 2022

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2022

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 20th 2022

Above the door inside the Chapter House one of three the  mediaeval paintings that can be found within Lichfield Cathedral can be seen. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The other two paintings are located in the South Isle of the Cathedral. One of the paintings depicts the Crucifixion, the other depicts  the Holy Trinity with [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2022

Looking East down the Nave of the Lichfield Cathedral, three Icons can be seen. To left of the Nave Archangel Gabriel is depicted and to the right the Virgin Mary. The centre Icon shows Jesus being crucified on the cross. This Icon viewed from the West shows the resurrection of Jesus.

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2022

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