Articles, Blog

A Man for All Seasons

‘Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying.’     Romans 12:15 April 1911 Kingsbury Street, Calne, Wiltshire The Rev. R. G. Wheeler, minister of Calne Free Church, knocked on the front door of the Tounson Almshouses, the heavy brass knocker sending vibrations along the terrace of eight, two-roomed… Read More A Man for All Seasons


Cold Bathing in Bath

 You never know when your left-over research work will come in handy for another job.  You may have read, a few months ago, about the discovery of a rare Georgian ‘cold bath’ under the floor of the Assembly Rooms, Bath. During the excavation work in the basement, carried out by Wessex Archaeology, tons of rubble… Read More Cold Bathing in Bath

Blog, Poetry

The Madiba Shirt

The Madiba Shirt She gently folds the shirt, checking inch by inch stitch and seam, to see that it is perfect, then swaddling it in tissue paper, and tenderly lifts her baby, into its cardboard cot. An air kiss. Lid on. Ribbon tied. She will deliver it. Like a midwife, she will present her baby to… Read More The Madiba Shirt