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 38.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 38.

As one moves west across the Humber Region the bedrocks get older, therefore the bedrock of Wallingfen and the eastern Vale of York and Vale of Trent was laid-down in the Triassic geological period... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humberside Region 38.
Simplified Geology of Humberside Region 38.

The photo above (also used yesterday) shows St. John’s church, sited between North Cliffe and South Cliffe. Built in 1873 in the Early English style of architecture it was commissioned by Samuel Fox, a... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humberside Region 37.
Simplified Geology of Humberside Region 37.

Wallingfen is the name given to the south-east ‘bit’ of the Vale of York. For the purpose of this blog it can be defined as the area bounded in the north by the pre-motorway... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 36.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 36.

The above photo shows the linear lowland between the two naturally occuring ranges of vegetated sand dunes, as viewed north with Cleethorpes Leisure Centre in the distance (s.p.b.). The flora in the lowland is... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 35.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 35.

Today’s illustration is a diagrammatic map of the Lincolnshire Marsh coastline between Cleethoepes and Donna Nook and is scanned from a chapter called ‘The Lonely Lands’ in the booklet by Larry Malkin ‘Wavelength Wanderings... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 34.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 34.

Today’s photo, taken while standing at the base of the Humber bank and looking south, shows part of the expanse of Goxhill ‘Marsh’. From the top of the clay bank and turning to face... [more]