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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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Leen Valley, Nottinghamshire

Leen Valley
Leen Valley is a wide valley set in Nottinghamshire, England. It was once an important area for the industries of hosiery; the industry of tights, socks and other leg wear; as well as the once booming industry of coal mining. Since the demise of these industries it is now more important as part of the Nottingham commuter belt. The name itself comes from a corruption of the Celtic word for lake, 'llyn' and the Anglo-Saxon word for pool, 'hllyna'. Recently it has been undergoing development to remove various culverts used to channel and redirect water as they are expensive and difficult to maintain.

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River Trent
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Vale of Belvoir
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Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. - Jerome K Jerome
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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