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December 2017: 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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Gatwick, Sussex

Review of Gatwick by on March 28th, 2006
Many may not realise, but Gatwick means 'Goat Farm' in old Saxon lingo - so, what is now an international centre of world travel, actually began life as a goat enclosure. Its cousin, Heathrow, was originally the playground-of-thievery for none other than Dick Turpin!

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Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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