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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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Famous people born in Essex:
Alan Davies
Alf Ramsey
Alison Moyet
Barry Hearn
Ben Shephard
Billy Bragg
Charles Spurgeon
Charlotte Rampling
Coventry Patmore
Damon Albarn
Darren Day
Denise Van Outen
Dermot O'Leary
Dick Turpin
Dudley Moore
Edgell Rickword
Evelyn Ruggles-Brise
Francis Quarles
Frank Lampard
Graham Gooch
Ian Holm
Ian MacLaren
Imogen Heap
Jack Straw
Jamie Cullum
Jamie Oliver
Jessie J
Jilly Cooper
Jodie Marsh
Joe Pasquale
John Constable
John Fowles
John Harvey
John Heenan
John Ray
John Strutt - Lord Rayleigh
John Terry
Joseph Lister
Keith Flint
Keith Mills
Kenny Ball
Laura Trott
Lee Mead
Louie Spence
Maggie Smith
Mark Foster
Neil Innes
Nick Berry
Nick Frost
Nigel Benn
Noel Edmonds
Olly Murs
Philemon Holland
Richard Ingrams
Richard Littlejohn
Richard Madeley
Rik Mayall
Rodney Smith
Roger Penrose
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ross Kemp
Russell Brand
Ruth Pitter
Ruth Rendell
Sally Gunnell
Samuel Purchas
Sandie Shaw
Sarah Miles
Saskia Clark
Sidney Bernstein
Stacey Solomon
Sydney Smith
Tamzin Outhwaite
Terry Venables
Thomas Plume
Tony Adams
Tony Parsons
Wat Tyler
William Gilbert

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I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire. - Douglas Bader
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Edward II killed at Berkeley Castle - 1327, Battle of Prestonpans - 1745, Tolkien Publishes The Hobbit - 1937, First Old Grey Whistle Test - 1971
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