Burwell Church in Lincolnshire

Whilst visiting the late Sir Simon Marsden’s home county of Lincolnshire, me and Mark decided that we would tour some of the churches that are under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, which I highly recommend. St Michael’s Church St Michael’s Church stands on a hillside in Burwell and…

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The Ghosts of Huskisson Street

Huskisson Street in Liverpool was named after the MP, William Huskisson who was unfortunately the first person to be killed by a steam engine, which was none other than George Stephenson’s, Rocket.   It is a beautiful street of renovated listed buildings and it is transformed into a quiet, but…

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Karnstein Trilogy

Three of my favourite Hammer Horror movies are based on The Karnstein Family with the first movie from 1970 titled, The Vampire Lovers starring the late and great Ingrid Pitt. The Vampire Lovers This is one of my favourite Hammer films that is based on the novel Carmilla by Joseph…

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Gargoyles and Grotesques

I love to take photographs of gargoyles and grotesques, but do you know what the difference is between a gargoyle and a grotesque? What is a Grotesque? A grotesque does not serve the purpose of filtering water away from a building in order to prevent damage to the stonework.  That…

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