Labyrinths & Mazes Resource Centre, Photo Library & Archive
News & Updates
And below, a few of the old news items from the previous version of this website,
that still have working links or provide a timeline for the history of this website...
TLS Labyrinth Symposium - 2nd Labyrinth Society European region Gathering, May 2005.
Following the success of the 2002 Glastonbury event, the 2nd TLS European Regional
Gathering will be held on 21 & 22 May 2005, at Woodgreen Village Hall (south of Salisbury
and Stonehenge). Hosted by Sig & Karin Lonegren and Jeff & Kimberly Saward, on Saturday
there will be speakers from all over Europe (lunch included), with an optional dinner
on Saturday evening, and on Sunday a guided walk to the wonderful Breamore Mizmaze
turf labyrinth, with picnic lunch provided and a visit to Breamore House and Countryside
Museum all included in the ticket price.
World Wide Labyrinth Locator goes live! - 01/05/04
The new worldwide labyrinth database, jointly sponsored by The Labyrinth Society
and Veriditas, and administered by the Labyrinthos webmaster, Jeff Saward, is now
online. With over 900 labyrinth locations at launch, it is sure to become the premier
source for finding labyrinths in your part of the world and features a convenient
upload page, with facility to add a photograph, for you to add your local labyrinths,
as well as a search engine to find them! Check it out when you visit our new labyrinth
location guide now added to this site.
Labyrinthos Website Updated - 20/02/04
Stage II of the overhaul of the old Caerdroia & Labyrinthos website is now completed.
Hopefully this will have removed most, if not all, of the bugs that were lurking
as a result of the combination of the old Caerdroia site with the new pages for Labyrinthos.
Labyrinthos Photo Library now online - 10/10/03
Following many requests for a selection of images from the extensive Labyrinthos
photo library and archives, we have finally put the first five pages of images online
- turf labyrinths and church and cathedral labyrinths are the first to go up. Stone
labyrinths and a selection of modern American examples will follow over the next
few weeks, with Native American and Prehistoric & Roman labyrinths to follow in due
Labyrinths & Mazes - just published - 28/09/03
Well, it has taken over two years to produce, from start to finish, but finally both
the USA and UK editions of Jeff Saward's new book "Labyrinth & Mazes" are now available.
Published by Gaia in the UK and by Sterling in the USA, with 224 pages and over 400
colour photographs and illustrations of labyrinths and mazes, ancient and modern,
from around the world, this is surely the most comprehensive and up-to-date historical
survey of the subject.
Caerdroia website re-vamped - 25/07/03
After a hiatus of some two years with just minimal maintainance, the time has come
to revise and relaunch the Caerdroia Website. Over the next couple of weeks a whole
host of updates and new pages will be posted, including a new section for Labyrinthos.
Further development of the Labyrinthos section and some additional items for the
Caerdroia Archive section will go online during September.
Jean Dark has written a report on the conference that Labyrinthos hosted in Saffron
Walden during the summer of 2000 - and Adam Warren has provided some photos taken
on our splendid day of labyrinths. It may take a couple of minutes to download, but
if you were there and still have fond memories, you may care to read the report.
Although a number of sites have given this website awards over the years, I have
never felt it necessary to publicise them. However, I was pleased to receive an email
from Ted Nelson, one of the founding fathers of the Internet (he coined the word
'hypertext' during his research) that simply said "Your 'Caerdroia' site is exceptionally
elegant. Thanks." :-)
My thanks go to Adam Warren, who produced and maintained the original Caerdroia Website,
from its founding in 1997 until he handed it over to me in 2000. Re-launched at the
current Labyrinthos URL at that time, it underwent further revisions in 2003 and
the latest incarnation, launched in 2009, continues Adam's good work, from way back
in the early days of the Internet.
This page will present not just news from Labyrinthos & Caerdroia HQ and details
of recent updates to the website, but also information about maze and labyrinth related
events, new books and publications, indeed anything that takes my fancy for inclusion.
Please email me if you have items you would like to see featured on these pages.
Jeff Saward, editor, Caerdroia
New Edition of Caerdroia - 07/04/12
Caerdroia 41 is now available and contains details of the discovery of a number of
late Iron Age labyrinth inscriptions in Galicia, the documented history of the Saffron
Walden turf labyrinth, plus thoughts on matters labyrinthine from our contributors
worldwide and our regular Notes & Queries section.
We have also added a number of new pages to the Caerdroia archive recently - articles
from some of the out-of-print editions that still contain useful information and
deserve to see the light of day again!
New Edition of Caerdroia - 30/04/11
Caerdroia 40 is now available and contains details of two remarkable new discoveries,
one in France, the other in Italy, thoughts on matters labyrinthine, from our contributors
worldwide and our regular Notes & Queries section.
New Edition of Caerdroia - 10/03/10
Caerdroia 39 is finally available and contains the usual eclectic mix of new discoveries,
studies of specific labyrinths, thoughts on matters labyrinthine, from our contributors
worldwide and the return of our regular Notes & Queries section. An appreciation
of the life and work of the late Jørgen Thordrup also appears in this edition.
Chartres FAQ page added - 07/11/09
We are forever being asked to clarify some of the facts and figures concerning the
famous pavement labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France, to help distinguish the
facts from the ‘myth-information.’ So to make things easier and provide a reliable
source for this information, we have compiled a page of answers to the most frequently
asked questions -Chartres Labyrinth FAQ’s.
New pages added to the website - 11/08/09
A number of new pages have been added to the Caerdroia Archive section, as I gradually
go through old out-of-print editions of Caerdroia and scan and convert the more worthwhile
articles to pages on the website.
New pages added to the website - 08/06/09
Several new pages have been added to the introduction and archive sections and a
number of typos and bugs found after last month’s launch have been fixed. More pages
to come in the near future...
The new Labyrinthos & Caerdroia website is launched! - 14/05/09
Finally, after two years of deliberation, the point has arrived where the old Labyrinthos
website can no longer be updated due to obsolete software. So, the new website has
finally been completed and launched. Much of the material on the old website has
been transferred, revamped and updated where necessary, and a number of new pages
have been added. In the coming weeks and months further pages, currently under construction,
will appear, so be sure to check back here for notification of the new items.
Take a look around the new website, and let me know if you find any glitches and
Jørgen Thordrup, 1926-2008 - 09/12/08
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Jørgen Thordrup on December
9, 2008, at the age of 82. For many years “our man in Denmark,” his contribution
to the study of labyrinths and mazes over the last 30 or more years was truly remarkable.
An appreciation of his life and work will appear in Caerdroia 39 in due course, but
meanwhile we have added his article “A Life of Labyrinths” - originally published
in 2005 in Caerdroia 35 - to the Caerdroia Archive pages in his memory.