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
19th February, 2020  Myton 6.
19th February, 2020 Myton 6.

On 12th January, 2012 I took some photos of wild plants that have the potential to flower throughout the 12 months of the year. Although struggling to cope with a hard morning frost the... [more]

17th February, 2020  Myton 5.
17th February, 2020 Myton 5.

The above photo. shows a mature blackthorn bush in flower in late February, it is situated alongside Middlegate an ancient (pre-Roman) routeway that linked the Wash with the Humber. This particular point may be... [more]

16th February, 2020  Myton 4.
16th February, 2020 Myton 4.

Today’s photo. taken at Thorngumbald Marsh, east of Paull, shows a small blackthorn bush with one of the Humber’s four ‘set-aside’ sites beyond. Blackthorn flowers in February before coming into leaf in Spring, an... [more]

13th February, 2020  Myton 3.
13th February, 2020 Myton 3.

In the early Middle Ages Myton was a berewick, that being a unit of land within a manor of greater extent (this being my definition, various medieval words to describe units of land could... [more]

9th February, 2020  Myton 2.
9th February, 2020 Myton 2.

The photo above shows one of the few remaining structures that served the vast freight-line network north of William Wright and St Andrew’s Docks. It was built as an engine shed for the North... [more]

4th February, 2020  Myton.
4th February, 2020 Myton.

At a meeting yesterday evening of the Friends of Pearson Park I was told that the some of the newly planted trees were planted in groups of three because some of the now mature... [more]