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September 2014: The Forest of Bowland

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We have here hundreds of pretty interesting facts about the UK and places within it - some useful, most useless but all likely to hold your interest. With such a long history and a couple of world dominating centuries Britain and Britons have been responsible for many "Firsts" and much silliness. Armed with this knowledge you can amaze your friends or just keep to yourself (or for the glory of the Pub Quiz)

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War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. - George Orwell
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French Surrender Quebec to the British - 1759, Theatre Royal Covent Garden Re-Opens - 1809, Darwin Sets Foot on Galapagos Islands - 1835, Jimi Hendrix dies in London - 1970
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