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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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Yes, we know our Irish neighbours arent part of Britain but because we think the country is marvellous we just had to feature it anyway. Coupled with the fact that, for our north American and Antipodean cousins, 'doing' the UK & Ireland at the same time is a no-brainer and to include it just made sense. Please no emails complaining that Ireland is not part of Britain - we know it isnt OK? On the positive side this is a very modern yet uniquely traditional country and people with a special brand of hospitality that is quite rightly world famous...

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The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. - Dante G Rossetti
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On this day:
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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