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December 2019: 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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Duke of Edinburgh Hotel

Duke of Edinburgh Hotel

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The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel has been re-designed, re-built and re-invented over a twelve month period to create a beautifully styled, boutique hotel. Offering 18 en-suite, contemporary rooms with double ... More

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The Chetwynde Hotel

The Chetwynde Hotel
We are a 12 bedroom, Family Run, Victorian Era Hotel. We are situated in private grounds close to Furness Abbey on the perimeter of Barrow but approximately 5 minutes via car or bus. We have ... More | visit website

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Happy the people whose annals are vacant. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
England’s Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988
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