Author Archives: Francis Pryor

A Small Tribute to a Good Friend of Flag Fen and Peterborough: The Late Peter Boizot.

I was so sad to read of the death of Peter Boizot at his home in Peterborough on December 5th, aged 89. Peter had been a good friend of Flag Fen and Fenland Archaeological Trust, the charity we set-up to … Continue reading

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Things That Matter Most: Breakfast Cups

A few years ago we made a Time Team film in an 1870s railway navvy camp high in the Yorkshire Dales, on the Settle-Carlisle railway. Navvies, like archaeologists, were known for their boozy lifestyle and we fully expected to find … Continue reading

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Autumn Reflections

I’ll start this post with a view of turning birch leaves taken in the glade garden a couple of days ago. At the time I was feeling more than a little stressed: the deadline to produce the final edited version … Continue reading

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2018: A Climactic Autumn

Following the success of this year’s NGS Open Garden, I was preparing myself for something of an anti-climax autumn. But first I had to head north for a Time Team/Dig Ventures event which took place on Lindisfarne, Holy Island, the … Continue reading

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What a Great Weekend That Was!

I have to confess that late in July, at the height of the summer’s blistering heat-wave, we seriously wondered whether there would be any flowers in the garden to show our visitors in mid-September, at all. The grass was brown, … Continue reading

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The First Day (Saturday Sept 15 th)

WOW! What a wonderful day it’s been. Lots of visitors, but not a crowd, so everyone had time to stroll around, see the garden, walk in the woods, drink cups of tea and devour a bottomless supply of cake. The … Continue reading

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Opening the Garden in a Ferocious Season

This is just a quick heads-up to remind everyone that we’re opening our garden for the National Gardens Scheme, as usual, on the weekend of September 15th-16th, both days from 11.00 AM till 5.00 PM. Abundant tea and home-made cakes. … Continue reading

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