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
Wocester break 14.
Wocester break 14.

Above an engraving of the cathedral of unknown date (to me, probably early Georgian) showing the north side of the cathedral. To the right the nave and immediately off right the valley side of... [more]

Worcester break 13.
Worcester break 13.

Worcester cathedral’s west end (see above) stands almost precariously in the upper valley side of the River Severn, a dramatic position reminisent of the galilee extension of the west end of Durham cathedral standing... [more]

Worcester break 12.
Worcester break 12.

And finally before going on to three blogs about Worcester Cathedral, a section of the canal towpath (s.p.b.) not far from the canal basin and viewed south. The reason for taking this picture was... [more]

Worcester break 11.
Worcester break 11.

The canal basin of the Birmingham to Worcester Canal, view west from the road bridge over the canal basin entrance. Imagine that full of cargo carrying barges. This in the Shrub Hill district of... [more]

Worcester break 10.
Worcester break 10.

The neighbourhood garden mentioned in the previous blog. A very good example. [more]

Worcester break 9.
Worcester break 9.

(Apologies for poor spelling in previous blog). Above is a photo taken in the Shrub Hill area of Worcester showing a viaduct carrying the Worcester to Hereford rail-line over a section of the Birmingham... [more]