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Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of West Hertfordshire

Tiny Hertfordshire is rife with a network of highways coursing through its primarily rural landscape boasting of over 90 towns and villages. Proximity to suburban East London doesn’t quite encroach, although Berkhamsted Castle once held a strategic position on the … Continue reading

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Odyssey of North Oxfordshire Manors and Halls

Oxfordshire is rife with early stone houses- being part of the Cotswolds. There is a wealth of styles of architecture from all eras, each with its own unique features and history. Also, several of England’s best architects made Oxfordshire their … Continue reading

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The longest short story ever written…

I don’t know how many of you have read the story by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman but it’s insidious plot makes for a long read even though, in truth, it is only about 19 pages worth of reading. It is … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Wonderlands of the North, Part Three

In the northernmost portion of Warwickshire, Arbury Hall, a short distance southwest of Nuneaton, was once an Augustinian Priory seated in what today is a hundred acres of dense landscaped woodlands with gardens, lakes and splendid walkways. It is quite … Continue reading

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The Remains of the Yorkshire Days! South and East!

Part two East Riding      Also known as the Wolds, East Riding is the most hospitable area of Yorkshire. It’s full of little historic towns (market villages, really.) The undulating landscape makes for picturesque photography, and Bridlington Bay sports Victorian … Continue reading

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