There are about 60,000 thatched roofs in the UK and many more ‘New’ thatch homes are being built every year. The art of thatching dates back to the Mesolithic or Middle Stone […]
The name for the month of ‘May’ was believed to derive from the name ‘Maius’ or ‘Magius’- taken from ‘Mag’ meaning the ‘Growing month’ or Shooting month.The Romans revered ‘Maia’- […]
John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was the famed Scotsman who persuaded the US president to save and protect America’s wildest open spaces. Few Scots have made […]
And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England’s pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine […]
The tradition of Swans on the Moat at ‘The Bishop’s Palace’ (next to Wells Cathedral) goes back to 1870’s, when one of Bishop Hervey’s daughters first taught the swans to ring […]
In the bleak midwinter, Words Christina Rossetti
and set to music by Gustav Holst.