Category Archives: Villages

Diaries and Journals

How often in a crime drama or novel the detective seeks out the diary of the victim and from it deduces all sorts of information. Like many people I do keep a diary but the only clues to future readers … Continue reading

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Well Dressing

The custom of well dressing in the Derbyshire Peak District is one I have long wanted to see for myself. A short break based in Chesterfield, of Church with Crooked Spire fame, has finally made that possible. Well dressings take … Continue reading

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Autumn Traditions

On Hallowe’en a fellow passenger on a bus revealed that it was her birthday. She went on to say she deplored the introduction of Hallowe’en which had spoiled the enjoyment of her day. If she went out to celebrate with … Continue reading

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Transport for Writers

Travelling by bus and train rather than by car during the past week has brought home how beneficial such transport can be to the writer. Apart from the obvious vantage point afforded by the view from a bus or train … Continue reading

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Five Things to look for in Villages

Here are some suggestions for things to look out for in villages. Unlike towns they tend to evolve more slowly over time and may retain things already swept away in towns. The village lock-up. In times past those apprehended for … Continue reading

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