Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

monsal dale pathOn Thursday evening there was music… beautiful music that makes the heart sing. On Friday there was fog, traffic and meetings; working on the next Glastonbury talk and sharing the evening with Companions of the School. On Saturday, however, we went out to play.monsal dale trig point104Well, it was research really. Honestly. It just so happens that we needed to research a really beautiful part of Derbyshire. We stopped on the way to take pictures of a roundabout. Nothing special these days, just the usual traffic signs, but once upon a time it had been a crossroads and had, it is thought, been the site of an ancient, Mercian High Cross and these Saxon crosses, with their enigmatic carvings, play their part in elucidating the history of the area. ‘Elucidate’… I like that word; ‘to shed light’ and that, through both the School and the books, is what we work…

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