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October 2016: Isle of Purbeck

Why the Isle of Purbeck? Visitors to these shores, and we Britons likewise, far too often limit our trip horizons to the big stuff: cities ...More
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Rory McIlroy

The new Holywood (as opposed to Hollywood) superstar, Rory McIlroy showed incredible skill in winning the US Open, but more than that he showed heroic character. Just weeks after the chastening experience of cracking in the final round of the Masters he again led going into the closing 18 holes at Bethesda, but this time never looked like yielding an inch. In taking the title he set a new low-score record for the championship, hammering that set by Tiger Woods. The two are very different figures, and the smiling, unassuming and floppy-haired young Irishman is going to have enormous appeal to sponsors.

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The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully - Thomas Carlyle
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Scilly Naval Disaster 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966
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