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About morturn

Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.

A Postcard From The Past National Mills Weekend

Don’t forget that National Mills Weekend is starting today. Water and windmills are quite magical places and have been a part of our landscape for hundreds of years. Not only are they places of peaceful contemplation, they are the guardians … Continue reading

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Place Attachment

Landscape enlarges conciseness, we form place attachment so quickly, we don’t need to try. Place attachment is the way we relate, interact, experience and understand our relationship with our environment, our memory and our past. Wetton Mill is where I … Continue reading

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A Significant Date

Friday 26th October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the first water to be pumped from Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield to the industrial Black Country in the industrial Midlands. The nineteenth century witnessed significant changes to the landscape. With the … Continue reading

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A Postcard From the Past – Cheddleton Flint Mill

Cheddleton Flint Mill is a water mill situated in the village of Cheddleton, Staffordshire, in the picturesque Churnet Valley. With the fast-flowing river Churnet on one side and the Cauldon Canal on the other. It is an iconic group of … Continue reading

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The Written Word, Myths and Misconceptions

The written word, it’s the instrument we all play. It’s incredibly powerful, some say mightier than the sword. It can start a war, tell you I love you or can lead you to believe what someone wants you to think. … Continue reading

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Shepperdine – The Tin Tabernacle

St Mary’s Church, a small missionary church adjacent to Manor Farm in Nupdown Road, is a rare example of a tin tabernacle. Tin tabernacles were designed as temporary structures to be replaced by more permanent churches but St Mary’s has … Continue reading

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The Grid Project – In the Footsteps of Phyllis…

Phyllis Nicklin needs no introduction you folks, we know and love her for the amazing archive of photographs she left us. Continue reading

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