Thursday, 8 May 2014

History Whispers At Your Footsteps

"Oh the places I will go "

History whispers at your footsteps.


Does history whisper at your footsteps? , are you amazed by where you live ? I am .

For if Swarkstone bridge had been crossed by Bonnie Bridge Charlie then our history could have been so so very different , I am amazed and in awe of where I live and I love it. 

Swarkstone Bridge is at the end of  Swarkstone causeway , it was built in the 13 century to cross the river and surrounding marshes. The ancient bridge crosses the river Trent 6 miles south of Derby (England)


The bridge is just under 1 mile long and has 17 arches, In 1745 during the Jacobite rebellion






Nearby is the Jacobean grandstand called Swarkestone Hall Pavilion and walled area, formerly connected with Harpur Hall, where it is believed they used to bait bulls. The pavilion is attributed to John Smythson who also designed Bolsover Castle, and is Grade I Listed.It was repaired and is now owned by the Landmark Trust who maintain it and rent it out to holidaymakers.





I love secret little invitations to walk and seek and explore :





I am a seeker of the hidden








I am seeker of those who are gone





I am a seeker of a door that beholds





I am a seeker of adventure





I am a seeker of me








I am a seeker of you




I love the countryside around where I am.

The countryside and the woods are amongst my favourite places and spaces.


28 comments:

  1. Fascinating place! And beautiful photos! You're a poet.

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  2. Such a beautiful area. Love your posts!

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  3. You should take up geocaching. We only started a few weeks ago and we've already discovered some lovely hidden locations that we'd never have found otherwise. It's great fun too :)

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  4. What a beautiful beautiful place you live! I loved reading through this and looking at the gorgeous pics x

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  5. Oh how wonderful to stay there as a holiday maker

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  6. Such a lovely place to live, great pictures x

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  7. This is such a beautiful place. I love all the photos and especially that little narrow bridge.

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  8. What wonderful pictures. I love histor. Seeing it come alive through the landscape it amazing.

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  9. You had me with the first picture of that arched bridge. Love you leading me along your journey, thank you.

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  10. It must be wonderful to live somewhere with so much history. It looks absolutely beautiful too and so peaceful.

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  11. Lovely post - I was totally drawn in by your title :) That would be a perfect day out for me!

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  12. I love history, it was my favourite subject throughout school and something I thoroughly still enjoy now. I don't like the Daily Fail but you should check it out, they had a story posted on their website earlier of a deserted mill house with machinery and yarn still inside, amazing! xx

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  13. I am a total history addict so this really appeals to me. I love the stories that are hidden within buildings and space...and bridges! Gorgeous photos too....lovely post!

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  14. I was also thinking about geocaching as I read this post. You should give it a go

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  15. Gorgeous photos....I think there is more history to our place than I know....We have a cathedral which is pretty impressive

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  16. I love exploring and find hidden gems locally. Looks so tranquil

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  17. I was born in Derby and lived in a little village nearby till about 10 years ago but I've never heard of Swarkstone Bridge. Your photos are gorgeous :)

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  18. You are so lucky to live somewhere so picturesque. We love The Landmark Trust as their holiday rentals are so quirky and part of the historical fabric of the country. I am not sure I am adventurous enough to walk on your rickety bridge at the end though!

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  19. What a lovely place to live. I love your photos! x

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  20. Swarkestone Hall Pavilion looks like an amazing place to stay!

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  21. That looks like a lovely place to visit Claire x x

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  22. Exploring is one of my favourite things of all to do x

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  23. We have just moved and I have found myself wanting to go out and explore. Love the photos you have managed to capture.

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  24. I agree. Woods can be so peaceful. I love woodland!

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  25. What a great place to live and I'm with you our local woods and fields and countryside are where I love to be

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  26. This is beautiful, so lucky that yo have this near by. Woods are a great place to explore especially with architecture like this. x

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  27. Lovely photos! It's lovely to find out about where you live and the places that you probably don't take much notice of in everyday life x

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  28. Great post! Very evocative.

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