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
13th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull 6.
13th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull 6.

The next element of the Restoration Project as listed on the information board is ‘Landscape Improvement Works’. This is more open-ended than the other elements but, presumably, includes such things as the installation of... [more]

11th November, 2019  Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull (5).
11th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull (5).

The next element of the Restoration Scheme as stated on the information panel is ‘Improvement works to the ice-cream kiosk’. The present building serving this purpose is seen above, right of centre, middle distance,... [more]

10th November, 2019  Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull.
10th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull.

The fourth element on the Restoration Project information board is ‘re-building the Victorian conservatory’. (Large heated greenhouses – conservatories -, like bandstands, were to become a standard feature of most, but not all, late... [more]

9th November, 2019  Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull.
9th November, 2019 Restoration Project Pearson Park, Hull.

The photo. above shows one of the information boards for the above Scheme. Each of the above elements of the Project is progressing rapidly, this despite the extremely wet weather this Autumn especially earlier... [more]

5th November, 2019  Misc.  Autumn leaves.
5th November, 2019 Misc. Autumn leaves.

I think it has been a slow autumn, the loss of leaves from the deciduous trees has been slow, here we are getting into November and very few trees have lost all their leaves... [more]

4th November, 2019  Misc. – Two footbridges.
4th November, 2019 Misc. – Two footbridges.

Hull is getting an increase in its number of footbridges. A couple of years ago a very modern swing footbridge was constructed over the lower River Hull just north of Myton bridge, this carrying... [more]