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The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)
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    Default The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    In hindsight biking 20 miles along a busy motorway in seven MPH head wind is probably one of the more silly things i've done in the name of urban exploration.
    The insperation for this early morning jaunt a man called tom hickathrift of whom local legend tells was a real life, hounest to god giant.



    *an artists interpretation of the final moments of tom hickathrift

    (please note to save confusion at a later point, in some of the folklore hickathrift is the giant,where in others he is the giant slayer)


    THE LEGEND -
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    (Courtesy of hiddenengland.com)
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    when tom knew his end was near, he stood on the bank of a now dried-up river in the Marshland, took up a massive stone, and proclaimed that he wished to be buried wherever it may land. He threw the rock with all his might, and it landed it Tilney All Saints churchyard three miles away, and there he was buried beneath the stone.
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    In 1955 a Mr. W. S. Parsons recorded a fuller version, in that Tom "announced that he would kick a stone ball and that wherever it fell he would be buried.



    He kicked the ball from Tilney St. Lawrence roughly two miles south. East of tilney all saints the ball hit the wall of Tilney All Saints church,The impact caused a crack in the church wall which, it was said, could not be permanently repaired. Immediately below the crack is the alleged grave of the giant.
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    I set out from home at 6am on the 22.02.12 my destination the civil parish of tilney all saints and more spesifictlly tilneys own st.georges chaple



    situated aproxamaty 10 miles north west of my current location I decided the quickest route would be to head staright down the A47 a twenty mile round trip made all the worse for the fact I hadent ridden a bike for almost 7 years prior. *
    Just me, my partners fail bike and the open road, I arrived at my location. Aproxamaty two and a half hours later after a couple of stops to rest my tired legs and explore a few locations on the way, as is often the case however the journey it's self was somewhat more eventful than the final destination itself, 5 mins in to my journey I was pulled over by John law for ridding on the path, not a good start to the journey by all accounts.
    But eventually I arrive at tilney all saints tired and hungry I stopped for a quick bite to eat, some photos and a spot of exploration.











    This was the site I believed at the time of my exploration to be the grave of tom hickathrift (notice the crack upon the wall and the age of this grave in comparison to the graves surrounding it.



    Although after a spot of pre exploration research I discovered the grave I thought was hickathrifts might actually not be below are a couple of pictures loving stolen from Google images of the actual grave of somehow managed to miss dispite almost an hour of exploring the small graveyard.




    the lord is my shepherd, my strength and my shield, ye though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil for thou art with me.

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    Are you that Ugly that you need to hide your face?


    So, you went to an open graveyard, got the wrong grave and then gave us some google images. Utter brilliance. I bet i could do an explore of pyestock via google!

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pri3st View Post
    Great capture of emotion in this one !

    Slap your bass, Not your kids !!

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    quote"Although after a spot of pre exploration research I discovered the grave I thought was hickathrifts might actually not be below are a couple of pictures loving stolen from Google images of the actual grave of somehow managed to miss dispite almost an hour of exploring the small graveyard"

    you mean after exploration research i think. have to admit some of the pictures of this on your flicker were ok though, but this picture rounds it up


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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    What the actual fuck?
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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by ROYALBOB View Post
    What the actual fuck?

    I'm actually LOLing. And i get told I'm HARSH!

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    You Harsh noooooooooooooooooooooooo
    "God will forgive them. He'll forgive them, and allow them into heaven. I can't live with that."

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    That. Would be another FAIL then
    the lord is my shepherd, my strength and my shield, ye though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil for thou art with me.

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    Hounest oppinion guys is there any point me even posting another report, the guys on 28DL kicked me off, although I did call them a bunch of malignent cunts.
    the lord is my shepherd, my strength and my shield, ye though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil for thou art with me.

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    Default Re: The giants grave, Tilney All Saints 22.02.12. (take 2 - this time with pictures)

    Nice bit of photo shopping there bud.
    the lord is my shepherd, my strength and my shield, ye though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil for thou art with me.

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