Category Archives: Out and about

Why the Church of England will die

All Saints’ Church, Langport and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Huish Episcopi are within a few hundred yards of each other, one can walk from one to the other in a few minutes. The parish of Huish … Continue reading

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Pots on a ferry

On Monday, I crossed the Irish Sea on a Stena Line Ferry. The water was as still as could be imagined and the crossing was so punctual that the deck doors opened at exactly six o’clock. Stena Line ferry trips … Continue reading

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A blithering idiot goes forth

“Dad, please try not to look like a lost tourist.” My son admonished me on the telephone. He had tried to explain to me how to buy a Leap card to use on the trains, trams and buses. With travel … Continue reading

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Wand’rin’

Outside the Classic Cinema in Yeovil, the colours of the poster remain unfaded in my memory.  Paint Your Wagon was a musical with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. It was 1970 and not only was the film on release but … Continue reading

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Cromwell charging through a piece of boys’ own history writing

An online search for Samuel Rawson Gardiner’s 1886 History of the Great Civil War revealed that the 1886 edition of the three volumes was available for £750. Finding the books on the shelves of the library, I turned to Gardiner’s … Continue reading

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