The previous post was not a difficult ‘April Fool’ so I hope, dear Reader, that you read it correctly.
The generality of etchings in churches is true, and the particular ones I show are genuine and clearly visibly on the pier one from the pulpit in the north aisle of the always interesting church at Orford. What I have written about two named medieval games is, however, complete nonsense – but quite funny I find in a ‘1066 and All That’ sort of way.
The Snape barrows paragraph is absolutely correct; it is a synopsis of the full accounts on Snape village web site. One burial mound remains, readily visible at the roadside after being cleared of vegetation early in 2018:
The last surviving barrow of the Snape Barrow Group, a low mound now surviving between the edge of an arable field and the main road to Aldeburgh. Viewed from the south east looking across the A1064 towards the gardens of Friston Lodge where the mid-19th century excavations of other mounds took place.
The piece about an Edwardian artists’ colony at Snape, though the obvious ‘Fool’ entry since it sounds so improbable, is also absolutely correct. I take the information from an excellent new book about aspects of Snape’s local history:
Kirwan, Richard, Snape Glimpses of life in a Suffolk village between the Napoleonic and the Great Wars, Surry Hills Books 2018 ISBN 978-0-646-98108-6