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December 2018: 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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Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is our hero of course for winning the Tour de France, an awesome achievement, the first Briton to manage the feat. But his heroism goes further, is amplified by the way in which he did it: sans pareil (to borrow from our neighbours) in the time trials, and a champion of fair play in refusing to take advantage of his nearest rival suffering a puncture through sabotage. And he speaks fluent French too so even the host nation apparently loves him in spite of him being so English looking – 6’ 3” and made of knotted string, with that Mod haircut and sidies. Throw in that his own idol is Paul Weller and it would be hard to find a more British hero, which is no bad thing to be.

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I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second. - Noel Coward
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Henry II Crowned at Westminster Abbey - 1154, Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol' - 1843, BBC World Service Begins - 1932, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - 1981
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