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
1st April, 2020  Hull Museums Publications 10.
1st April, 2020 Hull Museums Publications 10.

This last blog in this series focuses on No 170 which I recently bought for 50p. at Hull History Centre and entitled ‘Roman Pottery and Kilns at Throlam near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor’, dated 1930. The picture... [more]

31st March, 2020 Hull Museums Publications 9.
31st March, 2020 Hull Museums Publications 9.

Just to complete the ‘aside’ on Howden manor with a brief mention of three of the six churches within Howdenshire under the authority of theĀ  diocese of Durham. The image above, taken from a... [more]

29th March, 2020 Hull Museum’s Publications 8.
29th March, 2020 Hull Museum’s Publications 8.

The image above is copied from Bilson’s article but not dated. It shows the buildings that once existed along the west wall of Howden’s Bishop’s Palace courtyard, the only surviving part now, and when... [more]

27th March, 2020 Hull Museum’s Publications 7.
27th March, 2020 Hull Museum’s Publications 7.

HavingĀ  been diverted to the early days of Pickering Park, Hull I need to get back to the theme in hand. Another old booklet I bought at Hull History Centre (s.p.b.s) is entitled ‘The... [more]

26th March, 2020 Hull Museums Publications/Pickering Park 6.
26th March, 2020 Hull Museums Publications/Pickering Park 6.

Following on yesterday’s blog and focusing on the ‘entertainment’ section of Pickering Park (see yesterday’s picture). The Park’s bandstand was planned to be ‘sunken’ and the part of the Park where this once was... [more]

25th March, 2020 Hull Museum Publications/Pickering Park 5.
25th March, 2020 Hull Museum Publications/Pickering Park 5.

The map extract above focusses on the ‘entertainments’ section of Pickering Park in the inter-war years. As with the ‘Recreation Ground’ (see yesterday’s map extract) Pickering was forward thinking in providing ‘tennis ground’ and... [more]