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
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 4.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 4.

The fact that the Humber Estuary bisected the ‘Ferriby chalk’ escarpment has meant that the side of the Humber valley immediately east of the boulder clay ‘Cliffs’ has been an ideal location for quarrying... [more]

Simplified geology of Humber region 3.
Simplified geology of Humber region 3.

The photo. above shows the ‘cliff-face’, not on the coast as at Flamborough Head, but at the head of a chalk quarry on the south-Humber bank just west of the parish boundary between Barton... [more]

Simplified geology of Humber region 2.
Simplified geology of Humber region 2.

The picture above shows part of the traditional farm buildings of a small farm between Barton on Humber and South Ferriby. It shows walling of chalk blocks roughly cut square and coursed and sections... [more]

Simplified geology of Humber region.
Simplified geology of Humber region.

I have decided to compose a series of blogs to compliment and extend on my extended essay ‘A Simplified study of the Geology of the Humberside Region and some examples of its im[act on... [more]

Cathedrals 12.
Cathedrals 12.

The theme of this, the final blog of this 12 blog series on the overview history of English Cathedrals, is 20th century cathedrals. There were three new-build cathedrals in the 20th century, the 10... [more]

Cathedrals 11.
Cathedrals 11.

The theme of today’s blog is the newly created diocesan sees in the 19th century. In that context the photo chosen above is inappropriate as the building programme for the gigantic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral... [more]