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Listening to the Labyrinth

We were treated to a lovely dinner last night in celebration of a new book, Listening to the Labyrinth, that has just arrived on the Labyrinthos bookshelf. Its author, Herman Wind, an engineer and professor from the Netherlands, approached us just over a year ago with some ideas that he felt might bring a new [Read More]

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Poetic Addendum

This little display hangs in one of the small side rooms in the Hilton Village Hall; we don’t know what year these poems were penned, but I love the sense they give of local village pride, and their commitment to keeping their heritage alive. We have visited Hilton enough times to have witnessed decades of family [Read More]

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A Grand Day Out!

It was months in the planning, but so worth it! Twenty-five labyrinth enthusiasts gathered in the Cambridgeshire village of Hilton yesterday for a day of labyrinth walking, information, and community.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day… even the weather gods cooperated, so we were able to spend plenty of time out on the [Read More]

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We’re Pleased to Announce…

The new and improved Labyrinthos website is now up and running! Jeff has been working for some months on a total revamp, with updated photos, information and navigation, including over 40 downloadable pdf’s of articles from past editions of Caerdroia and a selection of introductions and studies pertaining to specific labyrinth types and locations. Still very [Read More]

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Our Lady and the Labyrinth at Guingamp

As part of our Labyrinthos website redesign, we’ve been sorting through stacks of old photographs and remembering past travels and visits – so many labyrinths, so many memories! This lovely labyrinth in Guingamp, France, is one of our favourites although we have only seen it one time, way back in our early travels together, circa 2001. We [Read More]

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Delightful Itchen Stoke

After seeing some discussion on the TLS Facebook page this week, we thought it might be nice to share a bit of information about the delightful little church of St. Mary’s in the English village of Itchen Stoke, along with some photos of the labyrinth that Jeff took a few years ago when the altar [Read More]

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A Prisoner’s Labyrinth

Our house (which we lovingly refer to as Labyrinthos HQ) is home to an amazing assortment of mazes, labyrinths and related ephemera that have been collected from round the world over the past 40 years or so. This beautiful locking writing box was probably made in Scotland early in the 1800’s, by a French prisoner of war, [Read More]

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Threading the Maze

December is flying by, and we have been out and about, travelling to Spain and Italy to both broaden our research and deepen our connections with friends and fellow labyrinth enthusiasts. But despite being physically out in the world, I am feeling particularly quiet and pulled-in this year. 2016 has been a year of extremes [Read More]

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Honouring the Artist

With all the focus on creative mazes in Saffron Walden last weekend, it seemed only right to make a small pilgrimage to nearby Hadstock to visit the grave of Michael Ayrton, a non-conformist 20th-century artist who lived in North Essex. A sculptor, painter, author, filmmaker, and maze designer, Ayrton’s life was changed forever when he visited Crete [Read More]