Author Archives: morturn

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.

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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Eaten by Worm and Rats, then Blown Away by the Farting Misericord.

While the academic records can tell the story of an individual, so can the objects that an individual chooses to leave behind. Grave markers tell the story of the dead as told by the living, but a cenotaph tell the … Continue reading

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#365daysofdagwalking Upton-upon-Severn

Upton-upon-Severn is the smallest town in the country, and only an hour’s drive from home. My association with Upton is three-fold. It is the home of the Peter Sefton Furniture School. Peter is a master craftsman who runs what is … Continue reading

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Got that Friday feeling?

Leawood Pump house is open on Satuday and Sunday 1 and 2 October, so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take … Continue reading

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A Black Jacket

Originally posted on DewsburyVictorianFamilies:
It’s interesting where this blog is leading me. I think I’m turning into a Victorian. Or at least, my culturally biased idea of a Victorian. Certainly my fashion sense has changed. I came across a Victorian…

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A Veil

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I’m fascinated with the idea of objects as a gateway to the past. The recipe book itself, of course is the original object linking me to Minnie, but I still keep my eye on eBay and…

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The Ships Graveyard at Purton, Gloucestershire

I have this incredible attachment to place; but what is place attachment, and what is this to do with history? How do we relate to it, interact with it, experience it, understand place? How (if at all) is the relationship … Continue reading

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Got that #Friday feeling? Fancy a day out?

Leawood Pump house is open on Sunday 3 July so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take yourself back … Continue reading

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