Monthly Archives: February 2008

Winchester – birthplace of the English Language

Plans are progressing for a new museum to be opened in Winchester in 2012, the year of the London Olympics. The new museum will celebrate the rise and rise of the English language from its roots in the three tribes … Continue reading

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Wolvesey View at its best – a superb sunset in Winchester

  With cold days and clear skies giving freezing nights, one benefit is this extraordinary sunset, photographed from Wolvesey View B&B in Winchester.

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Winchester’s Blackthorn Winter

Its cold outside, really cold! Mid February and it often happens that the coldest part of winter comes later, but we have another three days of glorious sunshine in prospect. Look how beautiful it is in the city right now. … Continue reading

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Fleury Monks visit Winchester Cathedral

Two monks have spent a week staying in the Close of Winchester helping to deepen the understanding of the shared faith and history we have with Fleury in the Loire. Every day at Evensong prayers are said in the cathedral … Continue reading

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Winchester Cathedral, a celebration for Valentines Day

      "Winchester Cathedral" song, by the New Vaudeville Band. Nb Follows "Peek-a-boo, You’re the one for me" Hope this works!

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“Our Game” – Win Coll ‘Winkies’

  For years I have wondered about the strange netting, ropes and posts which appear on the field between the city and St Catherine’s Hill.   Today I saw a major game, between OTH and Commoners (groupings of houses) with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Chinese celebrations

Today 7 January is the Chinese New Year, this time starting ‘The Year of the Rat’.  The Rat starts the sequence of animals after which the years are named. The animals had come to bid farewell to the departing Buddha … Continue reading

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