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The tragic tale of Gelert the trusted hound of King Llwelyn The Great

These days people travel to Snowdonia in North West Wales for the incredible old castles and villages and particularly the rugged, wild landscapes and outdoor pursuits. It was a lot different in the thirteen-century when as with much of Britain … Continue reading

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Taking a ride on the Shields Ferry

Last summer when I was walking Hadrian’s Wall on my fundraising trip, I took a brief diversion on the way to see Bede’s chapel at Jarrow and the ancestral home of of George Washington in the aptly named Washington Hall. … Continue reading

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Wesley’s Chapel – The Mother Church of Methodism.

Almost directly across the road from Bunhill Fields Cemetery  which I wrote about last week is Wesley’s Chapel which can be considered as the mother church of Methodism and so I thought I would take a look. I’m not a … Continue reading

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For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry

The internet is always full of cat videos and cat memes and I thought I would try to raise the bar a little by bringing up the marvellous poem by Christopher Smart, a poet and mystic who led an eventful … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral & my new favourite hymn ‘Oh Holy Night’

Before we get to the reason I started this post, I thought you might like to see a few photos of when I went to Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral. We had to queue for over 2 hours to … Continue reading

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My home made Mulled Wine recipe

I always post a short or indeed Christmas post at this time of year and if you’d like to look at some earlier efforts before you make yourself a drink then be my guest. London as you’ve never seen it … Continue reading

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The original 9 principles of the police

There had been many attempts at upholding law and order over the centuries.  Groups of  Night Watchmen and organisations such as the Bow Street Runners came and went, doing the best they could  but the concept of a professional police did … Continue reading

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