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December 2017: 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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Situated on the edge of Helmshore village in the Rossendale valley only 13 miles from Manchester and centrally located between Bolton, Burnley and Bury and ... More

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If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin
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Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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