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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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