BELLATROVATA

 

Adrian Fletcher & Dom Paradox D.O.C.G.  (More about Adrian Fletcher)

 

aka Paradox of Paradoxplace, Adriano of Ciao Adriano and author of family website Ciaofamiglia

 

 

 

ON THE ROAD IN ENGLAND          APRIL - JUNE 2014

 

 

Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex

 

Suffolk & Norfolk

 

Mereworth in Kent

 

 

West Yorkshire

 

 

West Country

 

 

Lincolnshire

 

 

First day on the road - tree blossoms everywhere

 

 

ON THE ROAD IN ENGLAND: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2012

 

 

Holy Cross Church, Ilam, Staffordshire Peak District, October 2012

 

 

 

EARLIER STILL:  ON THE ROAD IN ENGLAND - AUTUMN 2009 and 2011

 

 

Driving up to Lincoln Cathedral on an October evening 2011

 

 

 

October to November 2009 in England

 

 

East South and West of England

 

 

North East of England

 

 

North West of England

 

 

West Midlands

 

 

ANCESTORS AND WHERE THEY LIVED AND WERE MARRIED IN ENGLAND IN THE 1700s 1800s & 1900s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paradoxplace on Facebook

 

 

 

September to November 2011 in England

 

 

First (earliest) Page

 

Including York, Scarborough & East Yorkshire, Harleston, Starston et al (Norfolk), Suffolk (Lavenham, Bury St Edmonds, Long Melford), Buriton, East Meon (Hampsiire) and places in between!

 

 

Second Page

 

Including Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Tregony, Bodmin, Falmouth et al (Cornwall), Fairfield and the Cotswolds.

 

 

Final Page

 

Including North Norfolk, Lincoln, Durham, Barnard Castle, Old Brignall, Staindrop, several Midlands' fonts, "new" Fletcher / Burton family photo albums from 1900-1915.

 

 

Norfolk Records Office

 

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 - Paradoxplace - and now Bellatrovata contains photos and stories from his extensive Autumn 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 road trips in England.  

 

 

 

LINK TO PARADOXPLACE

Adrian Fletcher's main website

 

 

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

 

Italy      France      Spain & Portugal

 

 

LINK TO FAMILY WEBSITE CIAO FAMIGLIA

 

 

Scarborough - home to John & Maria Fletcher, and Joseph & Elizabeth Procter in the later 1800s.  Elizabeth was the only Scarborough "native" - she was descended from the Stringer family who we have so far traced back in the St Mary Parish Records to the 1700s.

 

The old 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.

 

 

 

 

Material in this site is Adrian Fletcher 2000-2014 unless otherwise stated - the contents may not be hotlinked, downloaded or reproduced except as explained in the Paradoxplace copyright policy.

 

Feedback and comments to afletch at paradoxplace dot com