Monthly Archives: May 2015

National Civil War Centre, Newark-upon-Trent

Newark in Nottinghamshire is a market town on the River Trent, steeped in history. King John died in the castle there in 1216 and William Gladstone, prime minister four times during Queen Victoria’s reign, was its MP in 1832. However, … Continue reading

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Captain Precious – the final instalment

Background: Last Monday (April 29th) I visited St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Harwich. I worked with a group of 12 pupils in perfect isolation in their cosy library at the back of the school.  In the morning we drew … Continue reading

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Captain Precious: Part 4

Today we find our shipwrecked sailor, John Precious, in reflective mood: I swallowed. I’d been in a strange house, met a creature with a head like a crab that gave off a poisonous odour, and had my toes burned by … Continue reading

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