Tag Archives: Heritage

Archaeology and shoes in the Vale of Pickering

This is a brilliant ‘new’ find not of really old archaeology – but of the material culture left behind by archaeologists. This is a pair of boots left behind by archaeologists at some time between 1978 and 1984 when the … Continue reading

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Women and mothers

International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday just got me thinking about some of the remarkable women I’ve encountered when I have been researching earthen architecture around the world. With some lovely images of women doing what women do in Bairam … Continue reading

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All about the weather

One of the best things about the weather is that it provides an instant talking point. Sunshine, breezes, wind, fog, rain, mud, warm and cold there is always something to talk about (and I don’t think it is just me who … Continue reading

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Re-gifted heritage

About 5 years ago I was ‘re-gifted’ a plate. The plate commemorates the diamond jubilee of Oberlin, in Kansas for the years 1885-1960. The plate features images of heritage: The main street in the 1920s, Indian Raid Monument, Grade School, … Continue reading

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changing places

One of the nice things about the summer (remember it was wet and warm rather than wet and cold) is our annual trip to the Aldeburgh bookshop is Suffolk. As a proper bookshop you exit feeling transformed having picked up … Continue reading

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dioramas in mud

Perhaps it all started with the Borrowers in the miniature village of Little Fordham, but I have a real love of dioramas and saw some fantastic examples in Peru earlier in the year. Dioramas are 3-dimensional life size or miniature … Continue reading

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Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance

I am delighted to post an updated version of the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance (May 2012). This Statement of Significance provides a first summary of significance for the Vale of Pickering. You can download a PDF (3MB) of the … Continue reading

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