The familiar legendary tale of Midas, a Greek king who’s one wish was to have everything that he touched turn into gold, demonstrates how his own avarice became a curse when he did not have anything to eat or drink. … Continue reading Raising a glass to the dead.
When the weather is hot I sometimes walk via the Borough Gardens in Dorchester and along West Walks which is often cool as it is shaded by big trees. Half way along is a large garden gate with an inscription … Continue reading Charlton Byam Wollaston
A few miles East of Dorchester in Dorset is the village of Moreton. The Frampton Arms is next to the train station and is named after the Frampton family who built Moreton House, and for 6 centuries have been the … Continue reading Lawrence of Arabia
Over the past few years there have been many stories in the press about the movement of human remains, due to town and city redevelopment plans. As our population increases and society becomes more diverse, we need to think … Continue reading Human Remains
Frederick Treves was knighted for his contribution to medicine and it is very humbling to find a memorial to this talented medical surgeon in my local graveyard. Continue reading Sir Frederick Treves Past and Present