The Valley Works: Mendelssohn, Mustard Gas and Memory

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LOCATION: Flintshire, North Wales WORDS: Bobby Seal “The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.”  Charles Kingsley – The Water-Babies We followed the river upstream, pressing on

A View from An Abandoned Scottish Rollercoaster

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LOCATION: Ayrshire, Scotland WORDS: Alex Cochrane I am perched on top of a disused roller coaster ride, at the point where the coaster reaches the summit before it pauses, there’s a view of the Ayrshire countryside, adrenaline curses through the

Memories in the Woodchip: The Day I Moved into a Haunted House

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On the day we moved into a dilapidated Victorian town house in Hastings, my wife’s grandfather died. But death was already in the house, waiting for us. We bought the house from a woman who bought it from the family