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January 2019: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself and others that this year you are definitely going ...More
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Henry VIII

In the week when we remember the 500th anniversary of our most famous ruler becoming King we should remember that, despite his failings, Henry laid the foundations of the future British Empire and made this country great. The methods may have been unpalatable but his two chief Legacies - the Navy and the Church of England changed the course of history for the UK and enabled us 200 years later to be the words only super power.

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What is reading, but silent conversation. - Charles Lamb
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On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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