The mangrove-fringed coast of Guyana, at the north-eastern tip of South America, does not immediately bring to mind the Highlands of Scotland, in the northernmost part of Great Britain. Guyana’s mudflats and silty brown coastal water have little in common with the lush green mountains and glens of the Highlands. If these landscapes share anything, it is their remoteness – one on the edge of a former empire burnished by the relentless equatorial sun and one on the edge of Europe whipped mercilessly by the Atlantic winds. But look closer and the links are there: Alness, Ankerville, Belladrum, Borlum, Cromarty, Culcairn, Dingwall, Dunrobin, Fyrish, Glastullich, Inverness, Kintail, Kintyre, Rosehall, Tain, Tarlogie, a join-the-dots list of placenames (30 in all) south of Guyana’s capital Georgetown that hint of a hidden association with the Scottish Highlands some 5,000 miles away. As a child, I knew little of my parents’ country Guyana. I knew that it was part of … [Read more...] about How Scotland erased Guyana from its past
19th century gravestones
PUBLISHED: 08:30 13 April 2019 Editorial Places of worship in Hackney are looking at the heating they use. Archant For many local churches, this is the season of Lent, starting with Shrove or “Pancake” Tuesday and ending with Good Friday. writes Hackney Ecumenical Borough Deans Group In modern times this season, which goes up to Easter, can be a time of reflection, less about “me” and more about “us”, and about thinking around how we are as a community. How can we strengthen and transform the communities we live in? We can ask: “Who is my neighbour?” and to follow the style of “in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”And as Hackney Borough Ecumenical Deans, we feel that includes caring for your neighbour’s air which is being polluted and poisoned. And that we are also called to be stewards of our environment, to look after it, to be responsible for its conservation. … [Read more...] about Gazette letters: Hackney churches going green, Brexit and April showers
PUBLISHED: 18:05 05 April 2019 Steve Russell The gravestone of Ebenezer Tye in Halesworth Cemetery Picture: STEVEN RUSSELL Archant He’s already written about Suffolk’s ‘witch’ trials. Now playwright Greg Hanson is taking a look at the last man hanged in public in the county St Helens Street, Ipswich, showing County Hall in about 1910. County Hall was completed in 1837, as a law court with a prison at the back. The last public hanging at Ipswich Gaol was in April, 1863 - John Ducker - and the last execution in November, 1924. Picture David Kindred archive.It’s one of many dozens of gravestones in Halesworth Cemetery. Standing among pale daffodils, it’s listing slightly. We can still make out the name – Ebenezer Tye – but other details are harder to crack because the stonework has been discoloured and worn by the elements. Not at all surprising. It’s stood here for nearly 160 years.In the winter of 1862 … [Read more...] about Murder: Do you know this Suffolk case?
Glasgow & West Scotland 29 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47748026 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A 14-year-old schoolboy helping out at an archaeological dig in Glasgow has found one of a set of lost … [Read more...] about Schoolboy finds lost medieval gravestone
News / Scotland by Press Association 29/03/2019, 9:56 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A teenager has helped uncover long-lost gravestones from the Middle Ages during a community archaeology dig in Glasgow. Mark McGettigan volunteered to help the Stones and Bones dig at Govan Old Parish Church and found what turned out to be the first of three lost medieval sculptured stones. The 14-year-old, who signed up to take part with his mother Sandra, was helping with the survey of the area and felt something solid below the surface. His discovery turned out to be part of the Govan Stones collection, dating back to the 10th or 11th century, featuring crosses and Celtic interlace designs. The S3 pupil from Lourdes Secondary School said: “I was just prodding the ground to see if there was anything there and suddenly it made a noise and I realised I had hit something. “Myself and two of the archaeologists worked out the area of the object and … [Read more...] about Teenager helps uncover gravestones from Middle Ages in archaeology dig at church