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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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John Lennon

A working class hero is something to be; and John Lennon was and remains so. Born on October 9 1940 in the middle of an air raid Lennon didnít own a guitar until 1957, but within a few years of that purchase he and his fellow Beatles had changed the world of music forever. Imagine no Beatles; no Beatlemania; no swinging London. Lennonís irreverent humour made its mark, his ďBigger than JesusĒ boast about the band getting them in hot water; his anti-war anti-Nixon stance too made waves, nearly seeing him deported from America. Maybe Lennon was not the nicest bloke ever; but what a creative force and what a life force.

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I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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