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Did you know that before Charles Blondin made his first tightrope walk over Niagara Falls he practiced near Welwyn? He was friendly with the decidedly eccentric inventor George Dering, who had inherited the estate of Lockeleys near that town, and the two of them made crossings of the River Mimram there perhaps not as dramatic as Niagara, but prettier.

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Chris Barber
Nick Faldo

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When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package - John Ruskin
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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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