Purveyor of Tall Tales.


I’m convinced it is pretty much possible to link any post on any subject back to Neil Gaiman. This post was not meant to have anything to do with him whatsoever and was meant to be about the place I’m visiting right now.

Not sure where I’m going with this? Stick with me, we’ll get there in the end.

I’m in Lichfield (in Staffordshire) for G’s friend A’s wedding. Lichfield has had people settled in the region since the Romans roamed the British Isles and features in the Welsh poem The Lament of Cynddylan where its capture by pagans is recorded.

The Romano-British settlement in Lichfield was around three miles from the centre of town where a village called Wall now sits. That’s right, there really is a small village in the English countryside called Wall and it’s not just somewhere Neil G made up for Stardust.

Anyway, the pictures of the place look fantastic, I’m hoping to have a poke around the cathedral which looks like it’s got some interesting features and there appears to be a Tudor building that’s been there since 1510.

Also Samuel Johnson was born there.

And of course it will be great to see A and L. I may even write. That’s all for now.

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