Cliveden – Bluebells and Astors

0 When his father dies in 1890, William Waldorf Astor becomes the richest man in America. His father’s passing also kicks off a family feud as to who should be […]

Hertford – The Story of the She Wolf

#Hertford, by the #RiverLea, is under an hour away from #LiverpoolStreetStation. And in this idyllic town from #Saxon times I uncover the story of one of its owner, and then prisoner, of its once-upon-a-time castle.

Bletchley Park – The Code Breakers Part II

0 And so from this morning, I’ve done Bletchley part one, there is so much more to learn, of work that here was done, And now in Part II I […]

Arundel Castle – A Reduced History From The Normans To The Norfolks

0 I’ve done a six-mile walk, from Arundel to Stoke, and now I must return, to the company of folk, I walk along a tunnel, of ferns and tall lithe […]

Arundel – A Circular Walk To South Stoke

0 As my train approaches, the town of Arundel, the outline of its castle, casts me under a spell, My train is now a carriage, accompanied by knights, wooded dales […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part II

0 “Oh the grand old Dukes of Marlborough, they had acres of land, they built a palace oh so grand, and appointed Lancelot, and when he was done, he was […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part I

0 In a town along the Danube, in the depth of Bavaria, a man scrawls a note on the back of a tavern bill. It says “I have not time […]

Sonning to Reading – Back to Prose and Reading

0 Having made it from Shiplake to Lower Shiplake, I must now get to Reading, my nearest station at 4 miles away. But I’m not complaining, as it promises to […]