Brontë, Heritage, Literature, photography

Walking in Wycoller

I escaped the working from home life earlier this week and made a trip to Wycoller Village to recharge my batteries and wind down. I took many pictures and videos and this post is a chance to share them with you and introduce you to the village's Brontë connection. Reader, enjoy. Wycoller is a village… Continue reading Walking in Wycoller

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

It's been a few weeks since my last post about Windleshaw Chantry and the restoration of the surrounding graveyard. As regular readers will know by now, my mum and I have adopted a few graves as part of the adopt a grave project, and aim to help out with the actual restoration work (digging, weeding… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Six

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

Welcome to part five of my series documenting my contribution to the Adopt a Grave project. Click here to access the links to the first four parts of the series where you can read about Windleshaw Chantry, my adopted and family graves, eerie warnings on headstones, and my attempts to tidy and unearth buried and neglected monuments.… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Five

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

Hello and welcome to part four of my Adopt a Grave series where I document some of the work taking place to restore the historic Windleshaw chantry and its surrounding graveyard. Firstly let me say a big thank you to all those who have taken the time to read the first three parts of this… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Four

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three

A couple of weeks ago my mother and I decided to adopt a grave in the graveyard surrounding Windleshaw Chantry after stumbling upon a request for volunteers to help with the maintenance and preservation of the site. We actually adopted three graves: a family grave containing my five times great uncles John and Patrick Flanagan,… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Three

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Two

Last week my mother and I decided to adopt a grave. Yes, you read that right, we adopted a grave. Well, we actually adopted three; an old family grave of ours, the grave of the Beesley family, and the neglected grave of a five week old child. The project is volunteer run, and aims to… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage Part Two

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Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage

*Since publishing this post I have been advised by the very knowledgeable volunteer/local historian who runs the project that some of the facts in this article regarding Sir Thomas Gerard and the Civil War are incorrect despite using reliable sources to gain this information. I'll endeavour to correct them in a future post* My mother… Continue reading Adopt a Grave and Save Your Heritage