Monthly Archives: April 2013

Orwell’s England Number Nineteen: Hares boxing in the young corn

(To read about the project have a look at this page / Click on the image to see a detailed view) Subject: Hares having boxing matches in the young corn (in the right hand side of the photo, just above the gatepost) Location: Blithfield, Staffordshire There’s an old English saying, ‘As mad as a March […]

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Historical Miscellany #12 – A sketch of the British Parliament in 1782

In the summer of 1782 Karl Philipp Moritz arrived in England full of desire to explore a country that he had long admired. His letters home dealt with the people, buildings, cities and countryside he discovered and they were successfully published the following year. They were written with wit, tenderness and a careful descriptive eye. […]

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Orwell’s England Number Eighteen: Icy Winds Sweeping Round Street Corners and Blowing Grit in Your Eyes

(To read about the project have a look at this page / Click on the image to see a detailed view) Subject: Icy winds sweeping round street corners and blowing grit in your eyes Location: Outside the Harlequin Shopping Centre I took this photo on 11 March, although it might well have been 11 January. […]

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Orwell’s England Number Seventeen: Wallflowers

(To read about the project have a look at this page / Click on the image to see a detailed view) Subject: Wallflowers Location: Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston I thought I’d wait till the end of March for a wallflower, but contrary to its usual rhythms March grew colder as the month wore on. […]

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Whitby – An Easter Visit

I found myself in Whitby last week for the first time in around a decade. The last time I had been was as a student on a fish and chip run from Durham one weekend. But before that it was a place of long and exciting childhood holidays on the east Yorkshire coast. It was […]

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Orwell’s England Number Sixteen: A common toad

(To read about the project have a look at this page / Click on the image to see a detailed view) Subject: A Common Toad Location: Whippendell Woods, Hertfordshire When I began this project in September two challenges stuck out in this list of photographs above all others. The first was the picture of the […]

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