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Lichfield Lore

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Crime Scenery 

23 Oct 16

I know.

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St Giles and St Michael 

28 Jun 16

St Giles is the patron saint of lepers and surely it’s no coincidence that there was a medieval hospital at nearby Freeford  caring for those unfortunates suffering from the disease.

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Higher Ground 

12 Jun 16

As these things go, the highest village in England is a decent title to have.

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Dark Water 

31 May 16

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the Little Mermaid lives, ‘Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal”.

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Taylor Made 

25 May 16

Whilst I’ve been in Wolverhampton attempting to master the phonemic alphabet and the forty four sounds of spoken English, things have been a bit quiet here on lɪtʃˌfiːld lɔː However, the exams are over and my final assignment for the …

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Heaven Knows I’m Misericords Now 

22 Mar 16

The introduction to the guidebook for Holy Trinity at Eccleshall includes the following modern version of Psalm 84 Verse 10,  “I’d rather scrub the floors of in the house of my God than be honoured as a guest in the palace of sin”.

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Women’s Writes 

21 Mar 16

Last week, on International Women’s Day, one of my brilliant friends Patti shared an article with me on Facebook.

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Soul Sister 

6 Mar 16

Friend and well hunting expert Pixy Led described Nun’s Well at Cannock Wood as being, “…perhaps the most hidden of all the springs and wells I have investigated”, and it was only thanks to his post about the site on his brilliant  Holy …

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Lock Inn 

3 Jan 16

Last year, Christine Howles from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust and I spent a summer’s evening exploring the Fosseway section of the Lichfield canal.

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Bath Time 

21 Nov 15

Although the waters at the Roman Baths in Bath were once known for their healing powers (the mythological Prince Bladud and his pigs are said to have been cured of leprosy after wallowing here in 863 BC), the water is now considered unsafe and is …

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25 Oct 15

You’ve probably heard about the exciting developments in the Lichfield Waterworks Trust’s campaign to save Sandfields Pumping Station for the community.

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Take Me to Church Mayfield 

10 Oct 15

On my recent explorations of the North, I exchanged SatNav Woman for my Mum and a map.

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Abbey Road 

4 Oct 15

I was still feeling the effects of the lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday on Tuesday morning.

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Capturing The Castle 

12 Sep 15

This year’s Heritage Open Days are now in full swing and yesterday a friend of mine took me on a grand day out to Astley Castle in Warwickshire.

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Lichfield Discovered Meet-Up 

8 Sep 15

Our Lichfield Discovered monthly meet-up is at the King’s Head on Bird Street tonight (Tuesday 8th September).

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Rode Trip 

1 Sep 15

The 462nd  Sheriff’s Ride and its spin-off take place this coming Saturday (5th September) and I’m marking the occasion with a post about posts.

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On the Rocks 

18 Aug 15

Lichfield is about as far as you can get from the sea.

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Not All About that Bass 

7 Aug 15

Last Sunday, I had an appointment at Burton upon Trent and wanted to make an afternoon of it.

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Bike Lock 

24 Jul 15

On Wednesday, Christine from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust and I set off on a joint expedition to explore the remains of the stretch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal between the Fosseway Level Crossing and Sandfields Pumping …

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Up Letocetum 

16 Jul 15

Wall, located just two miles to the south of Lichfield, is an incredible place to visit at anytime of the year.

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Midnight on the Hill 

30 Jun 15

Borrowcop Hill is a place that doesn’t want to give up its secrets easily.

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28 Jun 15

Perhaps the biggest faux pax you can commit about the place that gave the world Samuel ‘Dictionary’ Johnson, is to spell the name incorrectly.

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Blood and Water 

15 Jun 15

Last Saturday, our  Lichfield Discovered  group visited Sinai Park near Burton upon Trent, which has been described along the lines of, ‘the most important house in England to be in such a state’.

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Landscape Gardening 

9 Jun 15

I’m still not sure whether I live in Leomansley or Leamonsley but what I do know is that this area of Lichfield grew up around a fulling mill opened on Leomansley brook in the late eighteenth century, somewhere around where Leomansley Manor now…

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Social History 

31 May 15

This Tuesday (2nd June) at 7.30pm in the Duke of York, Lichfield Discovered is holding the first of its new monthly meet-ups.