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  • Dick Turpin highwayman, 'your money or your life' February 4, 2023
    Dick Turpin was a notorious English 17th and 18th century highwayman - a robber who stole from travellers. Highway robbery was very prevalent in a period of around 75 years from the Great Restoration in 1660.
  • The Saltdean Lido - back with a splash! February 4, 2023
    Described by Historic England as one of the seven wonders of the English seaside, Saltdean Lido just along the coast from Brighton is the only Grade II* listed lido in the UK, and is renowned for its fantastic Art Deco architecture. It was threatened with redevelopment in 2010 until a local campaign was set up to […]
  • Bamburgh Castle - a photographer's dream February 4, 2023
    The imposing Bamburgh castle could well be Britain's most-photographed, due to its stunning location on the wild Northumberland coast. With the stretch of sand in the foreground, it has been used in many films and television programmes as a backdrop for stories of invasion or battle.
  • A stink about Stilton February 4, 2023
    Stilton is one of the world’s best known cheeses. However, there is some dispute over its history, with European and English law insisting that true stilton can only be made in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, despite it being named after a village in Cambridgeshire.
  • The London Beer Flood of 1814 February 4, 2023
    On 17th October 1814, a freak disaster claimed the lives of at least eight people in St Giles, London. A bizarre industrial accident resulted in the release of a beer tsunami onto the streets around Tottenham Court Road.
  • Holkham Sand Dunes - delicate delight on the Norfolk coast February 4, 2023
    Holkham National Nature Reserve on the Norfolk coast is England's largest national nature reserve. It has a wide range of habitats, but the amazing sand dunes are the most prominent feature.

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