Tag: church heritage
A place of contrasts with a dollop of atmosphere, offset by the creepy landscape. The little chancel amidst the weeds and decay made this an unexpected delight.
Keach’s Meeting House
Beneath the chocolate box exteriors, beats the heart of dissent and nonconformity.
Messing about in Marlow
With horizons lowered in this tumultuous summer of 2020, I am enjoying time in our naturally outstanding Chilterns, on our beautiful River Thames, slowly.
The Chilterns at Halloween
The Chilterns has its fair share of ghosts; headless horsemen, a ghost who packs guests’ suitcases, others who like a drink at the bar, another who will pinch your bum, green men, shadowy figures loitering in places unexpected, a mummified hand, a request for help from a disembodied voice are all enough to get you…
Of Buddhists’ and Beechwoods
In my day job I say ‘to expect the unexpected’ when visiting the Chilterns, but this outing really is the unexpected! In this quiet corner of the northern Chilterns, in St Margarets, Great Gaddesden you will find the Amaravati Buddhist monastery. I had joined a mindfulness walk during our Chilterns Walking Festival that would take…
A Social Experiment
Beside his grave, pebbles are left by visitors from North America, two of whom had to be stopped from attempting to exhume his remains as they wished them to be reinterred in the state capital. There’s something about the Chilterns that over the centuries, attracted both political dissenters and religious non-conformers who met and worshiped…
West Wycombe Park
It took a visit to West Wycombe Park to be of reminded why the Chilterns is such a distinctive, compelling place to be.
Today comes the confirmation that the HS2 rail project will continue to rip through our naturally outstanding #Chilterns.