It’s not every day that you get to walk into a building well over a thousand years old. I was visiting St Mary’s Church in Deerhurst, a few miles north of Gloucester, whose history goes back into the 8th century. Set in a leafy churchyard and next to the old priory, the core of the … Continue reading Visiting the Anglo-Saxons at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire
Over the last couple of months I've started swimming regularly for the first time in years. Living inland inevitably means that I head to the the local swimming pool, and I haven’t swum in the sea for a long time. Well, to be fair, I’ve had a couple of dips in the Mediterranean but that … Continue reading Swimming in the sea
About 5m below the rather innocuous 1960s King’s Walk shopping centre in Gloucester lies a section of the Roman City Wall. Only open to the public every now and then, I jumped at the chance to visit this summer. The entrance is right in the middle of the shopping centre, underneath a large metal cover. … Continue reading Gloucester’s Roman City wall and King’s Bastion
It may be a bit of a mouthful but welcome to the archaeo-travelo-cycling-cooking man blog. What, I hear you ask, is archaeo-travelo-cycling-cooking man? Good question. I've wanted to blog for ages but have never been able to settle on a theme, let alone a name. So, as I'm wont to do, I wrote a list … Continue reading Archaeo-travelo-what man?!