Some people create just for fun, others to have fun AND to inform. Suffolk modelmaker Colin Patten plans to do both in a large-scale model of the entire town of Ipswich in late medieval times, before the abbeys and priories were swept away in the Reformation. Mr Patten has already done a similar model of… Continue reading IPSWICH IN MEDIEVAL MINIATURE
Stonehenge had something to say for itself….! (But not at Christmas, of course.)
A year or so ago I watched a TV documentary about the theory of Stonehenge having once been used as much for its acoustics as anything else. The name of the programme escapes me now, but the presenters were allowed among the stones to set up all sorts of experiments and they did indeed… Continue reading Stonehenge had something to say for itself….! (But not at Christmas, of course.)
A model of the royal palace at Havering-atte-Bower….
It seems to me that for a royal palace and hunting lodge much frequented by royalty, and within easy reach of London, there is a paucity of illustrations of Havering. Edward III was particularly fond of retreating there, and so was Henry VIII, who even held court there and considered the hunting to be… Continue reading A model of the royal palace at Havering-atte-Bower….