A Study in Stone – Sources

A Study in Stone – Sources

The History of the Kenning Family

NB: The Kenning family is entirely fictional.

Timothy Kenning marries Hester Williams 1899
Cyril born 1899
Gordon born 1900
Timothy dies in 1905
Cyril awarded the Croix de Guerre 1918
Cyril dies 1919
Gordon marries Diana Muir 1923
Gerald born 1925
Gerald Marries Helen Barker 1947
David is born 1948
David marries Julia Normanby 1968
Martin is born 1969
Deborah born 1970
Gordon dies 1972
Diana dies 1983
Gerald and Helen die 2005
In 2019:
David Kenning is 71
Martin Kenning is 50
Deborah Kenning is 49

Places

Exeter history and photos

http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/index.php

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

https://www.rammuseum.org.uk/

Bovey Tracey Church

https://www.pptbovey.org.uk/Groups/255824/Our_History.aspx

Ugbrooke House

http://www.ugbrooke.co.uk/

Castle Drogo

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo

Knightshayes

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes

Bethune Town Cemetery

https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/6000/BETHUNE%20TOWN%20CEMETERY

https://web.archive.org/web/20140717090437/http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1frenchcemeteries/bethunetown.htm

Military Information

The Keep Military Museum

https://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/

Military Ranks

https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/military-structures-and-ranks

Exeter Roll of Honour

http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/em/_people/ww1roh.php

The Devonshire Regiment

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/devonshire-regiment/

2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

https://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/history/first+world+war/the+devonshire+regiment/the+second+battalion

3rd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

https://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/history/first+world+war/the+devonshire+regiment/the+3rd+special+reserve+battalion

The battle of Bois des Buttes

https://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/history/first+world+war/the+devonshire+regiment/the+second+battalion/the+battle+of+bois+des+buttes

The Devons at Bois des Buttes

https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/06/12/the-devons-at-bois-des-buttes-france-1918/

http://www.devonheritage.org/Nonplace/DevonReg/BoisdesButtes1918.htm

Third Battle of Aisne

https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_the_Aisne

Devon Regiments

http://www.devonheritage.org/DevonshireRegiment.htm

Codes and Ciphers

The Scytale Cipher decoded

I n · m e m
o r y · o f
· c y r i l
· k e n n i
n g · a · b
e l o v e d
· b r o t h
e r · t a k
e n · t o o
· s o o n ·
b y · t h e
· f o l l y
· o f · a ·
s e n s e l
e s s · w a
r . · · · ·

More on scytale ciphers

https://www.dcode.fr/scytale-cipher

Caesar ciphers

https://www.simonsingh.net/The_Black_Chamber/caesar.html

Cracking Transposition Ciphers

http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~mec/2003-2004/cryptography/transposition/transposition.html

Letter frequencies

https://www.simonsingh.net/The_Black_Chamber/letterfrequencies.html

Saint Sidwell

St. Sidwell

http://www.tellingourstoriesexeter.org.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=3&cntnt01returnid=80

Spanish Flu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu#Deadly_second_wave

Military Executions

Shot for Cowardice

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25841494

https://childhoodtraumarecovery.com/tag/world-war-one-shot-for-cowardice/

Shot at Dawn

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4798025.stm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_at_Dawn_Memorial

http://www.webmatters.net/txtpat/?q=auto&s=Search&sort=name&cat=sad

https://web.archive.org/web/20160420124904/http://shotatdawnphotos.weebly.com/index.html

Desertion in WW I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertion#World_War_I

Discussion of British Military Executions

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/175048-shot-at-dawn-british-ww1-military-executions/

Crimes and Courts Martial

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/military-crimes-1914-1918-british-army/

Quotes

“We will remember them” quote from For the Fallen (Robert Laurence Binyon )

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/laurence-binyon-for-the-fallen.htm

“We are returning by the road we came” quote from To My Brother (Siegfried Sassoon)

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/to-my-brother/

Valley of Lies – Sources

Valley of Lies – Sources

These are some of my research sources for the mystery novel, Valley of Lies

Spoiler Alert!

If you haven’t read Valley of Lies, or you haven’t finished it yet, looking at this list may spoil the story.

In a mystery, clues are everything, so please don’t read this page unless you’ve finished the book. Thank you.

mad honey

https://healthywithhoney.com/what-is-mad-honey-is-it-dangerous-where-can-i-find-it/

https://healthywithhoney.com/rhododendron-honey/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayanotoxin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron_luteum

poisons

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/mar/08/from-spy-novels-to-skripal-the-myth-of-the-untraceable-poison

police procedures

https://www.inbrief.co.uk/police/police-entry-and-search-powers/

https://www.inbrief.co.uk/police/search-warrants/

http://citizensadvice.org.uk/

beer

https://www.powderkegbeer.co.uk/

https://www.dartmoorbrewery.co.uk/

https://teignworthybrewery.com/

surveying and contaminated land

https://www.mapir.camera/products/magpy-surveying-drone

https://www.mapir.camera/pages/survey3-cameras

https://avadaenvironmental.com/2018/09/21/contaminated_land_building/

https://www.gov.uk/contaminated-land

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/public-housing-built-on-arseniccontaminated-land-in-queensland-town-of-eidsvold/news-story/aa3b74811f026943a9280a5149a8fc6b

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3913097/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718348101

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969713013107

https://www.imwa.info/docs/imwa_2007/IMWA2007_Palumbo-Roe.pdf

mining

http://www.combemartinmines.co.uk/

http://www.saps.org.uk/saps-associates/browse-q-and-a/622-lead-in-lead-mining-spoil-heaps

https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2018.00452/full

https://www.groundsure.com/news/abandoned-mines

https://www.mindat.org/loc-1526.html

https://www.mindat.org/loc-33723.html

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mining_in_Devon

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Haytor_quarries

http://classprojects.kenyon.edu/engl/exeter/Kenyon%20Web%20Site/Anna/mining%20insight%20pg.html

mountain bikes and shoes

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/biking/electric-mountain-bike/specialized-turbo-levo-comp

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/biking/mountain-bike-shoes/giro-empire-vr90

Featured Photos – 11 May 2021

Featured Photos – 11 May 2021

It’s bluebell time here in Devon, and like many locals, Mrs C and I like to visit the small woodland called Shaptor Wood.

The day was a little cooler than we might’ve hoped for, but it was a beautiful walk, with a sea of bluebells stretching out beneath the forest’s pale-green leaves of spring.

Lottie enjoyed it too.

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