Welcome to Richard Clarke's website.

Having been a secondary school history teacher for 36 years and prison tutor for three I now focus on developing my interest in landscape history and on fostering an interest in others as a speaker, tutor, writer, guide and researcher (house and church).

I am available for consultation in areas such as:
  • Illustrated talks;
  • Presentations;
  • Guiding;
  • Articles;
  • Research.
Recent Posts
5th December, 2019  Misc. Hessle Local History Society.
5th December, 2019 Misc. Hessle Local History Society.

Incidentally it is six years to the day that I was flooded-out at South Ferriby – 6-30pm – and now I live on another floodplain! Have for some years been a member of Hessle... [more]

4th December, 2019  Misc. 14,000 sheep.
4th December, 2019 Misc. 14,000 sheep.

Apologies again for ‘break in transmission’ further problems with laptop. The photo above is of a Croatian sheep. Just over a week ago I had an email from Animals Australia, a worthy charity that... [more]

26th November, 2019  Twigmoor Woods 3,
26th November, 2019 Twigmoor Woods 3,

I have a copy of a leaflet published 1992 (see above cover page), Glanford was then the middle tier of the county council local government structure of Humberside. Glanford’s area covered the region between... [more]

25th November, 2019  Twigmoor Woods 2.
25th November, 2019 Twigmoor Woods 2.

The above 25” map extract shows Twigmoor Woods south of the M180 and to the west of the road leading south from the A18 en-route for Kirton Lindsey, the phrase ‘Gull Ponds’ is used... [more]

24th November, 2019  ‘Free movement’ of gulls.
24th November, 2019 ‘Free movement’ of gulls.

The unprecedented levels of rainfall throughout October and November (particularly) have led to much flooding with ground saturated and a resulting build-up of surface water. In Pearson Park, Hull this has resulted in a... [more]

18th November, 2019  Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull 7.
18th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull 7.

The final element of the Pearson Park Restoration Scheme as listed on the public information board (s.p.b.s) is ‘Refurbishment of statues and memorials around the Park including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert statues and... [more]