JOHN PRICE 

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This page lists a series of sites which I have created. I would greatly appreciate any comments.

 

 

ARCHIE HILL

Archie Hill (born May 1928 1986) was a writer, broadcaster and photographer who came from the English Black Country, a region which provided the central theme for his work. This website presents a collection of material by and about Hill covering fiction, non-fiction, broadcasting, dramatisations and photo-journalism.

 

 

 

THE GUILD OF ST JOSEPH AND ST DOMINIC

 

This site sets out the story of a group of talented artists and craftsmen who establish a community in 1920, with the motto 'Men rich in virtue studying beautifulness living in peace in their houses'. The Guild, which was based on religious principles and sought to recreate an idealised medieval lifestyle, survived until 1989.

 

 

 

PERCY SHAKESPEARE

Site about an underappreciated artist from Dudley.

 

 

 

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CRICKET

A site I have just begun which will explore the history of cricket prior to 1800.

 

 

 

THE ST KENELM'S WALKS

 

A guide to two long distance walks across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, linking the two places most connected with the life of the ninth century Mercian Saint. Details provided include interactive maps and a history of the Kenelm legend. 

 

 

 

THE ESCAPE OF KING CHARLES II

Resources connected with The Monarch's Way, a 625 mile walk based on  the escape of King Charles II after the battle of Worcester, 1651.

 

 

 

INTEGRATED NETWORK OF SOUTHERN ENGLISH PATHS

 

In his famous book about  the Pilgrim Road to Canterbury, The Old Road, Hilaire Belloc made the observation that the topography of Central Southern England is dominated by six ranges of hills, all of which, more or less, emanate from the Salisbury Plain. This 1,325 mile network of walking routes follows those ridges, and the River Thames, all of the way to the sea. In a sense, it is the motorway network of Ancient Britain.

 

 

 

 

 

TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER