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East Coker, Somerset

In a few weeks, if all goes to plan, Jodi and I will be moving to the little village of East Coker in Somerset. It is a quiet and...

English Country Roads

Country Lane in Devon Like so many school children of my generation, I was required, while I was at both Junior and Senior school, to...

The Wye Valley

A misty Autumn morning on the River Wye The River Wye, the fifth longest river in the UK, rises in the Plynlimon Hills in mid Wales (the...

Hay-on-Wye - The Town of Books!

Hay on Wye Hay (as it is generally known) is a small market town in Wales, close to the English border. Its Welsh name is Y Gelli...

York

York Minster Certainly, one of my favourite cities in Britain, York is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in England, a city that...

Where to see Roman Britain

The Roman Bath House, with the Gothic Bath Abbey in the background While Britain doesn’t have Roman sites that are as large and...

English Gothic Architecture

In the middle of the 12th C began a new style that took architecture to new levels of sophistication. Together with an unknown master...

Tarr Steps

Exmoor is an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England, which takes its name from the River Exe,...

Weird, Odd and Strange Pub Names

The British do like their pubs and generally have a ‘local’ where they can relax, drink their beer (other tipples are available) and...

The Crew of HMS Victory at Trafalgar

Sixty miles south of London, and a little more than 1.5 hours by train, is the city of Portsmouth. With a history going back to Roman...

The 'Black & White' Village Trail

The term ‘black and white’ village refers to many old English villages, typically in the counties of the Welsh Marches, and in...

The Golden Valley

As I mentioned in an earlier FB post, I have been filling some of my time by daydreaming about trips I will take when life returns to...

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