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Thread #133786   Message #3039335
Posted By: theleveller
24-Nov-10 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk
"Ferrybridge, Eggborough and Drax.

Love 'em! Ferrybridge especially - the old A1 used to go right by there. "

This landscape that is now a "place of power" in terms of electricity generation, was once a "place of power" in a different way. It used to be a powerful stronghold of the Knights Templar. Faxfleet, just up the Humber, was a major Templar port in its day far bigger than Hull. It's now just a tiny sleepy hamlet. Temple Hirst, close to Eggborough, was a large Templar preceptory, with what little is left now incorporated into an old people's home. There's a Templar church just across the road from Eggborough at Kellington and another at nearby Birkin.

Wonder if it will be a "place of power" in a different way in another 800 years? What goes around.....