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On this day:
Edgar the Peaceable Unites English Kingdoms - 0959, World's first railway inaugurated - 1604, First edition of the News of the World - 1843, First British Cable Car Opens - 1894, Kipling publishes Kim - 1901, Lawrence of Arabia Takes Damascus - 1918, 1st McDonalds opens in London - 1974, Toxteth Riots - 1985, Durham Pioneers Congestion Charge - 2002 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Henry III - 1207, William Beckford - 1760, Stanley Holloway - 1890, Julie Andrews - 1935, Duncan Edwards - 1936, Harry Hill - 1964, Nicola Wilson - 1976

Died today:
Edwy the Fair - 0959, John Blow - 1708, William Brodie - 1788, Charles Tennant - 1838, Edwin Landseer - 1873, Benjamin Jowett - 1893, William Vernon Harcourt - 1904, William Collingwood - 1932, John Lennard-Jones - 1954, Sir Sacheverell Sitwell - 1988, John Stewart Bell - 1990, Reggie Kray - 2000

Brit Quote: What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out. - William Wordsworth

Featured Destination

September 2014: The Forest of Bowland

Is it sad that so few Britons know the Forest of Bowland, or great for those of us who do? Bowland covers a huge area, ...More
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Hero of the hour - 25/8/14
Richard Attenborough: With the death of Richard Attenborough it feels like about 25 per cent of British film history has come to ...More

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Wolfeton House
Wolfeton House
What a superb find! This house is a real gem - and in none of the guide books I found of the area. Not far from Dorchester we came upon ...More

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Places we like

Places we like

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