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Abandoned Railways: Ashdon Halt Station

I find there is something intensely romantic about an abandoned railways and Ashdon Halt Station is no different. Once built to service a thriving community…

Hester Salisbury: a woman killed by a stag

This stunning seventeenth-century memorial is to Hester Salisbury who died too young, while out hunting in Stansted Park, Essex I am in love with this…

The Apocalypse Window in Redbourne Church

‘His Wrath is Come’ Following on from my slightly technical post about ‘Enamel Paintings on Glass’, I want to focus on one particular window. The…

Enamel Glass Paintings

Enamel glass paintings were at the height of their popularity in the eighteenth-century. After the Reformation tastes had changed and the production of stained-glass windows…

Five Fantastic History Blogs

…you should already be following! Love history? Then check out these five fantastic history blogs that you should already be following! As a history fanatic,…

Welcome: A short introduction to my new history blog

Hello and welcome to my new history blog. If we haven’t already met, my name is Rachel. I’m a historian, conservator, heritage advisor and writer, dedicated…

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