July 27th, 2021

James - Discovery Channel

History & More History

As I said I have been to The Lake District for a Christian Convention, and we were asked to, if possible, miss a day to help with numbers.  So on the Wednesday I headed further north, to almost Scotland, and visited Carlilse. While there I went to 2 main locations - the first was Carlilse Cathedral

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These are paintings done in the 15th century ... done directly on the back of the choir stalls and still in situ.
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From there I went to Carlilse Castle .... A lot of history here, as well as a museum. So lots of photos, but here are a few to share -

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15th century "graffit"
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Guess who -
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They had a couple of D-Day vehicles on display as well.  I got chatting to the owner and it turned out that this vehicle had been used by military police on SWORD beach .... that is the beach that my friend Ted had landed on, on the the 6th June.  So it was moving to realise that Ted would have seen this vehicle in action.  RIP Ted, you were a good friend.
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The Romans, when they conquered England, built a wall to keep Scotland away (of course the countries were not these names/layout in those days). It was called Hadrian's Wall I decided that rather than go to Carlilse museum, I would head the extra few miles north to see Birdoswald Roman Fort which is still being excavated.

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Mum - lake Bled

Just Doing The Meme ....

Well, plus an extra!

On my way home I visited  Auntie Mary (Mum's best friend).  She wasn't expecting me as I hadn't known when I could get there, but it was so lovely to see her -

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She is 91, and still totally independant, which makes it lovely to catch up with her.  We do speak every 2 - 3 weeks, but nice to see her in person.



And, as I said -

27. What celebrity death(s) that effected you the most?

I remember Elvis Presley's death - we were on holiday in France, and I was always a fan ... suddenly whatever radio you heard, in whatever language there was his music.  I still can't believe he was only 42.  And, yes, I still like his music.

Like everyone I do remember hearing about Diana, Princess of Wales.  I think what I found hard about her was that she was a week younger than me.  Another young life.