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
The Humber Estuary 2.
The Humber Estuary 2.

Back to the focus on the Humber Estuary and in particular here the stretch of Humber bank walking west from Hessle Country Park to Brough Haven area. As previously stated for much of this... [more]

Two further examples of vessels dependent on tides.
Two further examples of vessels dependent on tides.

I think that, for some reason , this set-up can only present pictures taken landscape rather than portrait, anyway, again apologies. The photo above shows a statue near to the entrance lock to Humber... [more]

A walk beside Beverley Beck.
A walk beside Beverley Beck.

(Again this problem of pictures going sideways which I cannot solve). The photo above shows a section of Beverley Beck with a shoal (‘school’) of the type of fish that dominate this watercourse which... [more]

The Humber Estuary.
The Humber Estuary.

I have resolved to re-walk the Humber Estuary bank in stages, re-walk because I did this about 20 years ago but the photographic record is on slides. Have so far completed two sections; one... [more]

A recent walk to Pulfin Bog.
A recent walk to Pulfin Bog.

Sorry, but again the photo has presented sideways and I cannot find out how to change it. The photo shows part of Eske Carrs wetland nature reserve administered by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. It... [more]

New website proposed 3 and Nelson Street.
New website proposed 3 and Nelson Street.

Looking south across the Humber Estuary from the new seating on Nelson St. (see previous blog) in the distance, and just rising above the reclaimed lowlands of the south Humber foreshore, is an indistinct... [more]