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On this day:
Battle of Poitiers - 1356, Great Plague of London at its Height - 1665, 'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death - 1945, First Traffic Wardens in London - 1960, First Glastonbury - 1970, First Episode of Fawlty Towers - 1975, Murder of Carl Bridgewater - 1978, Southall Train Crash - 1997 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Thomas Cavendish - 1560, Hartley Coleridge - 1796, George Cadbury - 1839, William Leverhulme - 1851, William Golding - 1911, Rosemary Harris - 1927, Brian Epstein - 1934, Zandra Rhodes - 1940, Kate Adie - 1945, Jeremy Irons - 1948, Twiggy - 1949, Goldie - 1965

Died today:
George Grey - 1898, Dr Barnardo - 1905, Guy Gibson - 1944, Sir David Low - 1963, Sir Rudolf Peierls - 1995, Rosalind Mitchison - 2002

Brit Quote: Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds - Alexander Graham Bell

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Brandy Wharf Cider Centre
Brandy Wharf Cider Centre
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Jersey: International Air Display County Durham: Wolsingham and Wear Valley Agricultural Show Worcestershire: The End of the Season Motorcycle Festival County Durham: Darlington Community Walk London: Acton Food Festival Somerset: Frome Cheese Show Nottinghamshire: Headstock Festival, More events

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Luxury Breaks

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Bargain Breaks

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Pints, food & rooms

What could be more British than the quintessential Village Inn, walls reverberating with the tales of locals and travellers alike.


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Places we like

Places we like

Bits of Britain that we really go for. As well as the famous spots, there are other places like Hertford (for the castle & the bustle), Durham and Ely (for the cathedrals), North Cornish Coast (for the rough seas) Heart of Devon (for the lush green fields) West Norfolk (for the wide sandy beaches) and Taunton (for the cider). More British destinations

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