Adrian Fletcher & Dom Paradox D.O.C.G.
(More about Adrian
aka Paradox of
Adriano of Ciao Adriano and author of
family website Ciaofamiglia
This Bellatrovata web site
is published using
Microsoft "Front Page". Microsoft has abandoned
Front Page completely, and now our excellent hosting site "Bluehost"
is also not able to keep supporting it. So from June
2015 we will not be able to access / edit anything, though the
web material should be viewable for visitors for a bit.
Not sure what will happen next, but many thanks to the
hundreds of thousands of people who have visited us during
these fun years.
First day on the road - tree blossoms everywhere
ON THE ROAD IN ENGLAND: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2012
Church, Ilam, Staffordshire Peak
District, October 2012
EARLIER STILL: ON THE ROAD IN
ENGLAND - AUTUMN 2009 and 2011
Driving up to
on an October evening 2011
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November 2011 in England
First (earliest) Page
York, Scarborough & East Yorkshire, Harleston,
Starston et al (Norfolk), Suffolk (Lavenham, Bury St
Edmonds, Long Melford), Buriton, East Meon (Hampsiire)
and places in between!
Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Tregony, Bodmin,
Falmouth et al (Cornwall), Fairfield and the
Including North Norfolk,
Lincoln, Durham, Barnard Castle, Old Brignall,
Staindrop, several Midlands' fonts, "new"
Fletcher / Burton family
photo albums from 1900-1915.
Two days at
the Norfolk Records Office photographing Aldous and
Whiting Family Wills and other documents, and a day
at the National Archives with a WWI War Diary.
Bellatrovata is the original "on
the road" site for Adrian (aka Adriano and Dom Paradox) Fletcher's
European explorations. Material relating to explorations in
Italy (including Tuscany, Rome and Venice), Spain, France and
Britain between 2004 and 2006 has been transferred to Adrian's
main web site -
- and now Bellatrovata
contains photos and stories from his extensive Autumn 2009, 2011,
2012 and 2014 road trips in
LINK TO PARADOXPLACE
Adrian Fletcher's main
Paradoxplace, a place full of
the buildings (especially abbeys cathedrals and churches), art,
books, history and stories of the movers and shakers of Medieval and
Renaissance Western Europe plus lots
of foodie stuff.
Paradoxplace photo pages about Britain
Spain & Portugal
LINK TO FAMILY WEBSITE
Old Scarborough - a
great natural harbour just too far north to make it really
useful. John & Maria Fletcher, and Joseph & Elizabeth Procter
lived to the left of the photo in the newer town built up
after the arrival of the railway in the mid-1800s. Elizabeth was the only Scarborough
"native" - she was descended from the Stringer (cordwainer) family whose
marriages and christenings were recorded in the St Mary Parish Records
from the first half of the 1700s.
parish church of St Mary used to be twice as long, until civil war
royalist artillery in the castle knocked over the east end
in retaliation for the destruction of their keep by guns of
O Cromwell's artillery, firing from the church (which they
had forcibly occupied). What remains of the church's
original east wall can be seen to the right of the church.
The two towers at the west end of the church, also ruined, were not
rebuilt. Today's church is not only a beautiful sight
from the outside, inside it has a sense of proportionality
(with some interesting asymmetry)
and beautiful simplicity.
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is © Adrian Fletcher 2000-2015 unless otherwise stated - the contents may not be hotlinked,
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