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- The first British safari park - a roaring success at Longleat, Wiltshire May 23, 2022The very first drive-through safari park outside of Africa opened more that 50 years ago in the grounds of Longleat, a stately home in Wiltshire. The concept of safari parks was the brainchild of Jimmy Chipperfield (1912–1990), former director of Chipperfield's Circus.
- Culross - a beautiful royal burgh May 23, 2022The seaside village of Culross is considered as one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland. It is Scotland’s most complete example of a burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries and is often used as a film and television location.
- Highland Cattle May 23, 2022The Highland is a Scottish breed of rustic cattle. It originated in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland and has long horns and a long shaggy coat. It is a hardy breed, bred to withstand the harsh conditions in the region.
- Henry Hudson - Jacobean explorer of the Canadian coastline May 23, 2022Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada. His last voyage came to an unfortunate end and his fate is uncertain.
- Bramble - the naughty but nice blackberry bush May 23, 2022Bearer of the blackberry fruit, the prickly bramble is a fast-growing and invasive wild shrub, common throughout the UK, and happy growing in most locations, particularly where there is an opportunity for it to colonise.
- The first picture show - London, 1896 May 23, 2022The first public film shows in the UK to a paying audience took place in London in 1896. On 21st February that year, the Polytechnic Institute on Upper Regent Street near Oxford Circus hosted a display of the Lumière brothers' new moving-picture device, the Cinématographe.