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10 July 2008 @ 02:00 am
Heritage at Risk is English Heritage's ground-breaking new programme. It seeks to identify the parts of the nation's historic environment that are endangered, and to get something done about them.

The West Midlands' .pdf is making for some interesting reading, so no doubt some of you might be interested in some of the others.

This'll probably get xposted lots btw, so apologies if you see it ten million times. :)

And thanks to Halla for sharing in the first place.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the issue. *smile*
 
 
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31 March 2008 @ 03:08 pm
Another walk in the Derbyshire Dales, this time Chee Dale, near Buxton. It's smaller, shorter, less dramatic, quiter though. Here are the pictures...

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My brave girlfriend on the submerged stepping stones, where the limestone gorge pushes you out into the river. Usually the water is lower and the crossing less damp.

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17 March 2008 @ 01:13 pm
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Hartington - Beresford Dale - Wolfscote Dale - Biggin Dale - Hartington. Some parts I swear were the quietest places I've ever found in England.

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We walked about 6 miles for the circuit, none of it very difficult, all of it beautiful!
 
 
13 February 2008 @ 08:44 pm
One of the quieter of the Peak Districts dales, Lathkill was pretty fabulous last Sunday...

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13 January 2008 @ 02:49 pm




Hello, I'm new to this community by the fact that this is my first post here, but I've been subscribing to this journal for ages now. It's been pretty quiet, so I thought I'd finally make a post and share a few photos I've taken around Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith, the area in which I live. I had some photos of the Whaley Bridge Morris Men, taken on Boxing day, which unfortunately did not turn out well at all, which is a shame, as they would've felt right at home here. Anyroad, hello and hopefully some people still atleast read this community. :)
 
 
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19 June 2007 @ 11:37 am



Dearest everyone...

I took over the maintenance of Middle Mercia last summer (although you'd be more than forgiven for not having noticed!!) but due to an unexpected turn of events I've never had the opportunity to do even half of what I wanted to do with it.

A couple of weeks after taking over the moderation, my younger brother was involved in a car accident and spent a significant amount of time in a coma. He was brain damaged and has been recovering (really well, thankfully) ever since. I had to give up work to be his carer - and all internet activity just went straight out the window!

Since then I've had no time at all to dedicate to this community (or even my own journal, a lot of the time) and that doesn't look like it's going to change.

So... is there anyone who would like to take over as Maintainer of Middle Mercia? It deserves a lot more effort than I'm currently able to give it.

Just leave a comment below if you'd like the 'job', and I'll sort out a handover. I'm really sorry I've been so silent all these months - I'm sure there's a better person out there for the job!

All the best,

Cat
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15 June 2007 @ 11:24 am
My husband just brought to my attention a lovely piece by Isaac A. Finney, an antiquarian, written in 1873, about the history of Macclesfield, which has been lovingly reproduced online:

In the annals of British history we do not find any county in England that has been more distinguished for men of chivalry and military prowess than the men of Cheshire. Their heroic exploits in the many exciting scenes that have occurred in England's early history, or from the tenth century down to the present time, are well known. In the Wars of the Roses the men of this county stand particularly prominent; indeed there is scarcely an event of importance, from the Battle of Cressy to the present day, where the names of Cheshire heroes occur more frequently than in and near the ancient Borough of Macclesfield, and boasting as it did even as early as the tenth century of its Royal Manor and Forest, and containing within its precincts at the same time the Palace of the Saxon Earls, and (later on) the princely residence of the great Dukes of Buckingham, need we be surprised that it should endeavour to maintain its dignity and importance in respect to men of renowned name, and thus hand down to future ages a long list of heroes who have fought in defence of England's greatness, from the Battle of Cressy down to the memorable times of Balaclava and Inkermann.

It's marvellous, and can be found right here.
 
 
18 May 2007 @ 08:58 pm
Been a bit quiet here lately, so to shake things up here are some pictures from a recent visit across the Peaks.

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Dove Dale.

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17 December 2006 @ 11:04 am
I've returned to my native heath after 12 years in the US, and am hoping that Macclesfield, close to both Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, isn't too far out of the scope of this journal.

After several months of family, family, house, and family, I'm hoping that 2007 will see us exploring the area more, especially up in the hills - from our house, we can see the Hollins, and wandering down to the end of the road takes us to Buxton Road, with the Peak National Park in walking distance.