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February 2018: Land of the Prince Bishops

County Durham is not perhaps well-known as a tourist destination, that very fact surely making it worth visiting, but it does enjoy a wealth of ...More
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Harry Patch

Another week, another world war one veteran finally falls and again we can find no other person who would merit our Hero of the Week award. Harry Patch - what a man. Born when Victoria was still on the throne (and only a handful can now claim that) patch served with great distinction through the horror of the Western Front. He died the oldest man in Europe and one of only 4 left from the Great War. He also outlived both his children and all 3 of his wives ( the last one picked up at his nursing home when well in to his 100's ). A man who lived his life modestly but with true conviction, Britain has one fine resident less.

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When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone. - Walter Scott
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On this day:
Battle of Bramham Moor - 1408, Treaty of Westminster signed - 1674, First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford - 1910, 1st episode of Eastenders - 1985, Cocker's Contempt for Jackson at Brits - 1996
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