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Roman Ghosts in Britain
Big Bro, My friend was driving up to Durham a few years ago and ahead of her approaching from the left through a field was a Roman soldier. She abruptly applied the brakes and watched him march across the road ahead of her into the field on the ...
Veronica, 25 days ago
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
Wow Frank. I knew nothing of this. Your religious and historical backgrounds and interpretations are superb. So much in fact I could just get on a train up to the very far North of England and visit Durham . Ty
Veronica, 25 days ago
Time: A Simple Understanding, and a Deep Question
Perfect article. Your teaching style is exemplary. Ty ( But of course that is not Big Ben as tourists seem to think . It is the Elizabeth tower )
Veronica, 25 days ago
The Company of Trees
I am afraid that I do not know of anyone who has done this. Sorry Derdriu
frankbeswick, 26 days ago
The Company of Trees
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practical information and product line. Previously I've read Meetings with Remarkable Trees. So I know that I will appreciate getting The Company of Trees. Would you know of anyone who has written the equivalent ...
DerdriuMarriner, 26 days ago
The Fall of the Hawkhurst Gang
Derdriu, the prices that the smugglers got were not recorded, but they must have been substantially lower than legitimate goods to make it worth taking the risk of buying them. Curtis' fate is unknown. He must have had contacts in France, which ...
frankbeswick, 27 days ago
The Fall of the Hawkhurst Gang
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practical informations and product lines. Do we know if the prices that smugglers got on brandy, coffee and tea were the equivalent of the market price minus import duties or the equivalent of a substantially ...
DerdriuMarriner, 27 days ago
The Spectres in the Tower
Good question, Derdriu. The report said shadow, but the distinction between shade and shadow might be significant. A shadow is produced by a solid object blocking light, while a shade could be a space dark for another reason, e.g. a dark entity. ...
frankbeswick, 28 days ago
The Spectres in the Tower
frankbeswick, Thank you for the photos, practicalities and products. Please excuse the difference between this side of the pond's English and yours. Is it that it was a shade or the shadow of a real bear here: "A sadder incident occurred in the ...
DerdriuMarriner, 28 days ago
The Healing Wood
Derdriu, all traditional British healing herbs are still available. We use witch hazel,but while specimens of prickly ash are grown in Britain, there are too few of them for significant herbal use, and anyway ash die back is devastating ash ...
frankbeswick, 29 days ago
The Healing Wood
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practicalities and products, particularly the household medicine publication. Nurse trees are such companionable practices. Oak trees can be such effective nurses except in chestnut-oak forests where they host the ...
DerdriuMarriner, 29 days ago
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I meant below the ground, a slip of words, but I believe it also does work below the seafloor.
blackspanielgallery, on 02/26/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I did not know that ground penetrating radar could be used below water.
frankbeswick, on 02/26/2020
The New Northern Forest
Derdriu,the grey squirrel was deliberately imported into Britain without any consideration of its ecological impact. But red squirrels were not exported, as far as I know. I think that red squirrels eat hazelnuts, but as, unlike grey ...
frankbeswick, on 02/26/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I have seen many televised shows where ground penetrating radar was used to find archaeologically significant structures. It s a great tool in seeing below the water. Great piece to enter Lent with. I did not visit wizzley yesterday since it ...
blackspanielgallery, on 02/26/2020

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