The Thames Estuary – Thorpe Bay To Southchurch and Prittlewell

0 Not many have heard of Prittlewell. Unless one is a Southend United fan (the grounds are in Prittlewell), or if one lived in the medieval priory here when it […]

The Thames Estuary – Leigh On Sea and Hadleigh Castle

0 When word arrives that Princess Beatrice and Ralph de Binley are in the village of [1] Leigh waiting to sail to France, the guards at [2] Hadleigh Castle are […]

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 […]

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 […]