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December 2016: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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Carol O'Brien

Carol O'Brien has steadfastly written for this site with soul and integrity for some years and yesterday she finally succumbed to that most insidious disease Cancer and is, on this earth anyway, no more. I (the publisher) knew nothing of Carol personally - indeed she carried on writing for me without mentioning it at all - but I do know that there are people out there that are simply irreplaceable and Carol falls well within these bounds. She leaves a husband Nigel, a daughter Eve and a substantial hole in this website. God bless her

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Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - D H Lawrence
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First Traffic Signals in Britain - 1868, Edward VIII abdicates - 1936
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