Shepperdine, a hamlet on the shore of the Severn Estuary….

Shepperdine is a tiny settlement on the east shore of the Severn Estuary, SW of Berkeley, NW of Thornbury, and was once under the rule of the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, who hunted the now lost Horwood Forest that covered the area all the way to Bristol. This little part of England has not changed… Continue reading Shepperdine, a hamlet on the shore of the Severn Estuary….

A mysterious lost chalice….

Before I go further, let me point out that this is not the chalice I refer to, merely how I think it could have looked. The real thing might have been encrusted with pearls and rubies. On December 13th, 2000, a gentleman named Adrian Fray posted an interesting item about a gold chalice that had… Continue reading A mysterious lost chalice….