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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

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

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

…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

When Jesus had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.
Luke 24: 50,51

9 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2018

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