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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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Alastair Burnet
Alison Smithson
Antonia Byatt
Arthur Scargill
Barry Hines
Brian Blessed
Bruce Chatwin
Darren Gough
David Blunkett
Derek Simpson
Diana Rigg
Dickie Bird
Ed Clancy
Fred Trueman
George Porter
Gordon Banks
Harold Hobson
Harry Godwin
Helen Sharman
Henry Sorby
Jeremy Clarkson
Jessica Ennis
Joe Root
John Arden
John Hoyland
John Krebs
John McLaughlin
John Roebuck
Joseph Locke
Juda Quastel
Kenneth Martin
Kevin Keegan
Leonard Smithers
Lesley Garrett
Malcolm Bradbury
Margaret Drabble
Michael Palin
Michael Parkinson
Naseem Hamed
Oona King
Peter Stringfellow
Robert Hadfield
Roger Taylor
Sean Bean
Sir Frederick Russell
Sir Michael Sadler
William Bennett
William Hague

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Henry VIII ex-communicated - 1538, 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - 1849, The Wright Brothers take Flight - 1903, Mary Bell found Guilty - 1968, IRA bomb Harrods - 1983, Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - 1988, Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - 2003
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