Category Archives: Heritage

Visiting the Postal Museum, London

A while since I have ventured into the capital but a group of us joined a coach trip at the weekend to visit the Postal Museum (https://www.postalmuseum.org/) This proved to be worth the journey and there is certainly plenty to … Continue reading

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Catching Up

The lack of posts this year has had more to do with technology than with a lack of time but hopefully I now have the treadmill set to a more even pace. Since I last posted the weather has been … Continue reading

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Collections

Lots of National Trust properties have collections of some sort , usually within the building, but Upton House has a National Plant Collection of Asters and they make a visit at this time of year extra special. The garden itself … Continue reading

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Picking up the detail

Visiting several National Trust properties recently it was clear things differ significantly today compared to twenty years ago. Then people walked through rooms following a guidebook purchased on arrival, kept away from the objects of interest by heavy red ropes … Continue reading

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To boil or simmer?

The latest issue of Best of British magazine carries an article I wrote after years of collecting snippets of information and photographs on a topic. It is about the drinking troughs provided for horses in towns and cities from the … Continue reading

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Grave Markers from The Great War

World War One Grave Markers Watching a local news report on soldiers from a local village who lost their lives at Passchendaele which included scenes from inside the church I spotted several Grave Markers from the Great War. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees

I much prefer a real Christmas tree and last year bought a pot-grown one which has done well throughout the year, with new buds appearing at the tips of most branches. Will bring it in nearer to Christmas as do … Continue reading

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Board Games

Yesterday I was able to visit the small exhibition of board games on display at the Weston Library, part of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Since this new extension opened there have been many small exhibitions, including one to celebrate … Continue reading

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Charity Shop Book Finds

Recent donations of books to charity shops are an attempt to cull the shelves, not so much to declutter as to find shelf space for a growing collection of reference books sourced from these very stores. With more than a … Continue reading

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Exploring Heritage in Oxford

Whether writing fact or fiction writers are always looking for new angles and viewpoints to explore. This weekend all over England there are Heritage Open Days allowing public access to places not generally open or free entry to paying attractions. … Continue reading

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