Knox Box of Miscellany

Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

5th June 2014
by Dawnknox
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Beam Me Up, Hornsby!

In the previous post, I talked about John Puckle, who left money in his will for a school to be set up to educate poor children of Laindon and Basildon. One of the conditions was that the schoolmaster in charge … Continue reading

4th June 2014
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Sharing, Caring and Preparing…

Sharing What’s missing? You don’t have to be a mathematician to work out it’s the division sign. And it might well have been missing completely if it hadn’t been for John Pell, (1611-1685), who coincidentally was rector at St. Nicholas … Continue reading

3rd June 2014
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A Cupboard Full of Stairs

When you go into the St. Nicholas Church School House, it’s not immediately obvious that there’s any access to the upper rooms. There are four doors in the ground floor room: one leads out into the churchyard, one opens into … Continue reading

2nd June 2014
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Going Backwards to the Future

‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ is set in the 13th century church of St. Nicholas in the parish of Laindon with Dunton. It tells the story of a twentieth century girl called Daffodil who finds herself in jeopardy, back in … Continue reading