I have recently come back from a short walk along part of Offa’s Dyke. This ancient earthwork runs between Wales and England and is still, in parts, redolent with the ghosts of soldiers long past who patrolled the line for the mighty King of Mercia. Set among inspiring countryside it is a strong reminder of our heritage, our history and how we have developed as a group of peoples for the most part living in harmony within our different cultures. What heartache then to come home to find out that someone in the northern part had levelled this amazing ancient monument to build stables.
We should perhaps all try to remember that we tread lightly on the past at the peril of all our futures. To understand from whence we come is to help us move peacefully and with confidence into the future.