Tag: history

Clive Bilcliff

Clive Bilcliff

One is a portrait in acrylics of my niece who is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit in Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary. I painted it in tribute to her and all her NHS colleagues who have been helping in the fight against the coronavirus. 

Architecture Focus

Architecture Focus

Taking a closer look at some interesting architecture around Wisbech, we found some doors and windows that we took a liking to!

Tom’s Football Game – by Cardinal Cox

Tom’s Football Game – by Cardinal Cox

Tom’s Football Game
Cardinal Cox
 
A figure stands in Walpole St. Peter’s churchyard 
Raised for Tom Hickathrift,  the hero of the fen
I will tell you this tale, although I am no bard 
About Tom, mighty giant amongst lesser men 
 
One Sunday when all good folk were in church to pray 
A crooked figure stood outside the churchyard wall
Yelled a challenge, “Hey Tom, why don’t you come and play?”
And the twisted form stood by a mighty stone ball
 
Now proud Tom could not resist so joined in the game 
They kicked the boulder between them for many hours 
Tom knew he did not need to ask the others name 
His opponent had a horned head and strange powers 
 
The game ran from morning to end of evensong 
When Tom won the game had lasted 12 hours long.
Doggerland, Dunwich, Dogsthorpe – by Cardinal Cox  

Doggerland, Dunwich, Dogsthorpe – by Cardinal Cox  

Inspired by Whittlesey Mere and climate change Doggerland, Dunwich, Dogsthorpe Cardinal Cox     The water’s waiting to once more come back  To surge and refill old Whittlesea Mere  One spring tide the foam will front the attack  Sometime soon white-topped waves will be back here  

Jane Stuart – by Cardinal Cox

Jane Stuart – by Cardinal Cox

Jane Stuart, illegitimate daughter of King James II who is buried in the garden of the Quaker Friends House on North Brink and lived in the basement of what is now an Antiques shop, “Granny’s Cupboard”, off Old Market. Jane Stuart (1654 – 1742) Cardinal