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Pakefield: a village devoured by the sea

Pakefield: a village devoured by the sea

Old Pakefield and Kirkley by Elizabeth Freeman and Jason Freeman I may have been born in the peaks of Derbyshire, but I spent my whole childhood growing up in the east coast town of Lowestoft, and in particular the former…

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The inspiration of travelling and history

The inspiration of travelling and history

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse It is clear that this story was inspired by the fortified medieval Cité of Carcassonne, and its a creative inspiration that I am all too familiar with. I was first told about this book shortly after…

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The Ebony Mouse

I’ve been to Hemingford Grey a few times in the last year, and not realised that the manor house overlooking the river there is actually the former house of Lucy M. Boston and the setting for the Green Knowe stories….

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Wind gusts sheets of rain across the deserted forecourt under a leaden-grey sky. A van with blacked-out windows stands alone by the petrol pumps with it’s tarpaulin covered trailer buffeted by the wind and the rain. Within the service station,…

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My Family


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More patient and dedicated people than Me have, over the years compiled the various branches of my family tree; I have just the role of The Archivist, and have worked to put them all together and make them available on…

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7-Up

And so, tomorrow, ITV will be screening part one of 49-Up, Michael Apted’s documentary update following a group of Britons whose stories have been chronicled from the age of seven – the old motif of ‘give me the child at…

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