“ …. an ark is a symbol for a refuge in a time of trouble. Noah was warned of the disasters ahead; we also will require an ark in the time to come, and there is a small group of Continue reading How Many Arks Does it Take? Part 1
During the first World War a number of students from the Sheffield School of Art ran painting classes for the severely injured at Wharncliffe War Hospital on the outskirts of Sheffield. Seeing the therapeutic effect that these classes had on Continue reading The fabric of war
There seems to be a sort of family history urban myth that you find out more about people after they are dead than when they were alive and then regret not being able to have those conversations you would have Continue reading My Grandfather’s Garden City
I am getting used to it now – Just as I start to think that the trail of historical intentional communities must be drying up another one pops up. Or in this case one thought to be dead springs back Continue reading Ruskinland
I am often asked what is the oldest / longest surviving intentional community in Britain. Any answer begs the question what are we defining as an ‘intentional community’. For the Diggers & Dreamers directory we have always ducked the issue Continue reading Communes don’t last !