Category Archives: United Kingdom

London Bridge – A Tale of Many Bridges

London Bridge, in one form or another, has crossed the River Thames between what is now the City of London and Southwalk for almost 2000 years. The latest version of London Bridge is a relatively plain affair, a straightforward structure … Continue reading

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Rush Hour in North Wales

Driving the country lanes of North Wales, you really never know what could be around the corner. We came upon this particular traffic jam near the village where Rich grew up. Expand the minds of you and your children by … Continue reading

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Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall

Walking around the well-preserved remains of Carn Euny Ancient Village in Cornwall, it’s amazing to think it was home to ancient Britons for around 900 years, from the start of the early Iron Age (about 500BC) to the end of … Continue reading

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London’s ‘Blow Up Bridge’

Around the north side of Regent’s Park in London, between Little Venice and London Zoo, Regent’s Canal glides peacefully though a leafy cutting. Just west of the zoo, the canal passes beneath a bridge carrying Avenue Road into the park. … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s Major Oak, Sherwood Forest

We’ve all heard stories of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Most historians believe Robin himself was probably based on a real person who lived during the 13th Century, but the facts have been lost in the mists of time. … Continue reading

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Lanyon Quoit Neolithic Tomb In The Mist At Dusk

I LOVE prehistoric piles of rocks. Standing stones, hill forts, stone circles… love them! Unsurprisingly then, when we were in Cornwall this time two years ago, we visited as many as we could fit in. One evening around dusk we … Continue reading

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New Arrivals at Chester Zoo

I visited Chester Zoo in England early in the New Year, just in time to see a couple of their new arrivals. I have to admit to having mixed emotions about zoos, but Chester is one of the good ones, … Continue reading

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