Monthly Archives: July 2022

Losing Jerusalem

A warm summer’s afternoon in Glastonbury and the town was full of its eccentric diversity. Yet as as Glastonbury may be, it is a model of sane and peaceable conduct when compared with the world beyond. From the humdrum existence … Continue reading

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Musical accompaniment to crime

My supervisor told a story of academic intrigue. ‘It sounds something that might make a plot for an episode of Morse, culminating with a murder among the dons.’ ‘Goodness me, no’, he laughed, ‘it was Hull. It w, more soapas … Continue reading

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What is old?

I love ITV 3. There is a constant recycling of detective series without reference to date or sequence or age. Vera drives a Land Rover that never seems to be replaced and drinks whisky in a manner that must eventually … Continue reading

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A rare visit to church

It was the retirement service for the local vicar today, spending twelve years in the parishes, she has been someone who understood the words community and service, someone who had become much loved for her gentle loving kindness, particularly her … Continue reading

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Civil war rights

The Battle of Naseby in June 1645 and the Battle of Langport in July 1645 marked the destruction of the armies of King Charles and the First Civil War drifted to a conclusion the following year when the Scots handed … Continue reading

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