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 the Humber Region 15.
Simplified Geology of the Humber Region 15.

Although strata of coal and chalk dip far below the surface the drift geology of Holderness is glacially deposited boulder clay. Two questions need some sort of an answer – What is clay? and... [more]

Simplified Geology of the Humber Region 14.
Simplified Geology of the Humber Region 14.

Another source of evidence dealing with the history of the draining of the Hull Valley and west Holderness is the book the cover of which is shown above, Becks, Banks, Drains and Brains, The... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 13.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 13.

The extract from Robert Morden’s map of the East Riding published 1695, see above, makes the point clearly (s.p.b.). A series of rivers in central Holderness flowed west-south-west to become tributaries of the River... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 12.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 12.

It follows from what was stated at the end of the last blog that the pre, or inter, glacial coastline with the sea lapping at the base of the dip slope of the Yorkshire... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 11.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 11.

Apologies to any regular readers for the month+ delay in completing this series of blogs initially centering on my extended article of similar title. I have experienced some ill health and have had to... [more]

Simplified Geology of Humber Region 10.
Simplified Geology of Humber Region 10.

The chart above was one I complied a few years ago. The 10 regions named along the base line are the regions of which part is encompassed in the Humber Region, of these two,... [more]