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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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Moss Cottage Hotel

Moss Cottage Hotel
This hotel is central for visitors to Nottingham and Derbyshire; giving guests almost immediate access to Nottingham's shopping and theatre night life; whilst offering the glorious Peak District to those who like walking or just ... More | visit website
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Lumb Farm

Lumb Farm
Lumb Farm has been established in Marehay as a venue for over 30 years and was before a fully funtioning farm. We have recently undergone extensive refurbishment externally and internally and now proudly present our ... More | visit website

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I should like to say that good batsman are born, not made; but my long experience comes up before me, and tells me that it is not so. - W G Grace
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On this day:
First Actress on British Stage - 1660, First Recorded UFO in Britain - 1733, Bonnie Prince Charlie Turns Back at Derby - 1745, Britain’s First Heavyweight Boxing Champ - 1863, Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge - 1864, RAC Established - 1897, John Lennon shot dead - 1980
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