Last night I did a Skywatch in a new location. It was high up on some moorland and had a great panoramic view in all directions except to the south-west. The most exciting part of the evening was watching traffic… Continue Reading
County Durham is an ancient place with a deep and rich history. So it is really not too surprising to find there are a number of legends and superstitions that date back centuries that relate to the area. Modern re-telling… Continue Reading
I have been out and about this evening in the car. I wanted to find new places where I can park up and do some UFO spotting, or Sky-watching if you prefer. Unusually for me, I managed to find a… Continue Reading
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I compiled some photographs I took around County Durham into a short video. It’s just over a minute and a half long.
28th January 1683, Mr John Brass and his wife Margaret left their home to visit a neighbour for the evening. Left behind at home was their seventeen-year-old son John, nineteen-year-old daughter Jane and their ten-year-old daughter Elizabeth. Also in the… Continue Reading
During the Medieval Period (5th-15th Century) people who had committed a serious office would very often be facing death at the hands of the local justice system. This could be for something as little as stealing a loaf of bread… Continue Reading