March 9, 2019

Last week, with my colleague and good friend the printmaker and fellow tutor Andrew Baldwin, I set off to Manchester to install the exhibition that I have been curating these last couple of years, 'A Radical Tradition'. We arrived late in a rainy city and after finding...

January 17, 2019

A Radical Tradition – Eine Radikale Tradition

The exhibition I have been curating - A Radical Tradition - finally opens on March 4th at the Manchester Central Library

The exhibition will open at 6pm on Monday 4th March in the first floor exhibition hall at the library. I...

September 13, 2018

The first of my wife's ancestors to arrive in the Cape of Good Hope were Dutch Calvinist settlers who came ashore at Table Bay on the 6th April 1652. The colony gradually grew as, according to Professor Charles Boxer, "It had a healthy, subtropical and partly fertile h...

July 16, 2018

Erna Lendvai-Dircksen's 'Das germanische Volksgesicht - Flandern' (the face of the Germanic peoples of Flanders) arrived in the post today from Germany. This 1942 text is yet another beautiful portfolio of (mostly) peasant types, expertly photographed and exquisitely p...

June 29, 2018

I set out seeking Arthur's Stone deep in the Coed Maenarthur. Somewhere, between the stony banks of the Ystwyth River and the heights of the Iron Age hill fort of Castell Grogwynion, was a stone or outcrop named for that ancient King of the Britons. The trail began at...

April 3, 2018

This short article was written in 2014 and remains unpublished. It is concerned with that radical group that emerged during the English Civil War (1642-1651) known as 'the Diggers' or 'True Levellers' led by a man named Gerrard Winstanley.

April Fools Day, 1649

It i...

October 22, 2017

This post was prompted by recent scientific discoveries and also links to my forthcoming article 'Beyond the North Wind: Völkisch Photography, Crypto-History and the Bloodline of Thule' to be published in The Fenris Wolf, 2018.

Recent paleontological discoveries [see th...

August 21, 2017

This picture is a fading memory. The bare facts as I know them are this - it is a Webster family wedding, taken in Solway street, Toxteth, Liverpool in the 1920s. The groom is a relative of mine (but I am not sure exactly who he is nor the bride's name). I do...

May 22, 2017

On January 7, 1839, astonished members of the French Académie des Sciences were shown Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre's (1787–1851) singular experiments with (what would later be termed) photography. Photography seemed miraculous, nature given the power to record herself,...

April 2, 2017

When shopping online it is wise to remember that old adage 'Fools rush in ...' and this is as true for vintage books as any other item. The book illustrated here is a useful case in point. As I have indicated in previous posts I have a modest collection of books relati...

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