Category Archives: Unseen Britain

Environmental paradoxes in a local paper

One of our local papers in the New Forest area is the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times which has been published weekly without interruption since 1928 and is understood to be the last broadsheet local newspaper in the country. … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Bath Guildhall Market

Enter the ‘Bath Guildhall Market’ passing under the sign at the Bridge Street entrance near the Pulteney Bridge and you will be walking in the footsteps of merchants, traders and customers from around 800 years ago to the earliest records … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey

For Evensong the congregation are allowed to sit in the choir stalls immediately behind the choir which was made up of ten boys and about ten men whose voices ranged from tenor right down to deep in the boots bass … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Well Alley in Tewkesbury

Well Alley is just one of the several alleys that nowadays form shortcuts to and from the main streets of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and I explored it on my first evening in the town. Today they are sanitised and many … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Brief Encounter in Tewkesbury Library

Too often in life we lock ourselves away in self-imposed bubbles that contain our worlds with all of their worries and cares. These worries and cares sometimes seem so great that they leave little room in the bubble for perspective … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Clouds Hill in Dorset

  Clouds Hill as it is known today was built in 1808 surrounded by the woodlands near Bovingdon Camp as a forester’s cottage. If it wasn’t for one solitary man, T E Lawrence, renting it from a distant cousin of his … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – The Bull Hotel Downton

VENUE: The Bull Hotel Downton near Salisbury INTRODUCTION Date of Visit: 3rd September 2016 Time: 1730 Reason: Evening meal on way to Salisbury Covers: 3 HISTORY The hotel was originally built in the 18th century as a coaching inn in the … Continue reading

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