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Dear Don: Heron…

Dear Don,Diana and co north 009

Hope the weather up there is less miserable than it is here today. It hasn’t been the best of weeks so apart from walking the dog and trying to find somewhere to park and catch the heron that is wandering the roadside I haven’t really been out all that much.

On the other hand, staying in has allowed me to do a fair bit of research for the hillfort and its environs, and I even managed to dredge up a back issue of an archaeological magazine that reports on the original excavations there. Fascinating reading after what we had come up with, I have to say. I’ll bring it up with me for the Ilkley trip. The walls there must have been quite something, but far from being just an Iron Age site, the finds go all the way back as far as human history in the area… which accords well with what we had suspected; that these places meant more than just safety to our ancestors.

Diana and co north 088Meanwhile, I’m working on the video again for The Initiate… I’m not happy with what I put together for the second one, so I’m trying to do something with it. There is so much in that book, though… So I will be getting the Kindle promotion for it sorted too, as we discussed. As well as working on the free e-book for the website.

Meanwhile, did you know there are further remnants of Saxon crosses in the church at Sandbach as well as the ones commemorating Penda in the town? I found a pic on Google and they look well worth a visit at some point. There is a cairn called the Bridestones close by too. Of course, that would take us into yet another county… though we know Chester has been on the cards for a while, especially with Æthelflaeda being so prominent in its history. We are going to run out of time before we run out of sites and clues to follow, you know.

Anu sends his regards. The daft dog is building his own cairn with the sofa cushions at the moment. He still hasn’t got over the loss of that ball, you know. Ferrets and hedgehogs he can manage, but barely a ball in sight. Really strange. Seems quite unlike himself.

Love,bath 020

Wen and Anu x

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