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
20th century Housing in the Humberside region 4.
20th century Housing in the Humberside region 4.

Travelling east from Barton on Humber in 1900 the route went through (and still does) a number of spring-line villages at the base of the dip slope of the Lincolnshire Wolds before arriving at... [more]

20th century Housing in the Humberside Region 3.
20th century Housing in the Humberside Region 3.

If our time traveller back in 1900 (see blog 1 in this section) had crossed the River Ouse at the Booth’s Ferry Bridge and moved into the south bank of the Humber region what... [more]

20th century housing in the Humberside region 2.
20th century housing in the Humberside region 2.

Our time traveller back in 1900, when comparing then and now, may well decide that in terms of housing the differences in that of the rich and the homes of the poor have become... [more]

20th century housing in the Humberside region.
20th century housing in the Humberside region.

Before getting underway I have to admit to not having much knowledge of the topic for Grimsby, although I have some, and I can only repeat what many say that the historic heart of... [more]

Article on Holderness Castles 3.
Article on Holderness Castles 3.

The map above is copied from Ms. Jamieson’s article (s.p.b.s) and is entitled ‘sites advanced as certain or possible castle locations within the Holderness region’. So the sites not previously discussed are; ‘certain castles’... [more]

Article on Holderness Castles 2.
Article on Holderness Castles 2.

Ms. Jamieson in writing her ‘Abstract’ states that her overall objective was to explore ‘the role of ancient monuments, natural places and existing systems of authority (pre-Norman) in the establishment of new centres of... [more]