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The Control Tower at Greenham Common, Nebury, Berkshire, England
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The story of Greenham Common, England

On June 5th 1944, with the world spinning on its axis, General Dwight Eisenhower addressed 1430 American paratroopers, from Greenham Common, England. “The eyes of the world are upon you.”  He announced, watching at just before midnight, as at 11 second intervals, …

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Front of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill
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Blenheim Palace, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill

“Never before in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to….” one man. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill   In May 1940, after the shadow of war had descended across Europe, having been ignored for years about the …

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Salisbury Cathedral, home to The Magna Carter
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The Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral

Last time I wrote about my incredible and somewhat unexpected tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral. But our adventure didn’t end with the tour, for apart from being a magnificent testament to medieval architecture, we discovered that the cathedral is also home …

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The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst, Sussex England
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‘The Spread Eagle’ Midhurst, an historic English Inn

The Spread Eagle Hotel can be found in the pretty market town of Midhurst, West Sussex, in the heart of the beautiful South Downs, just over an hour south of London. Steeped in history, it is one of the oldest …

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Chelsea Properties, Chelsea, London, England
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Chelsea, London

Chelsea, London, SW1, one of the most exclusive and of course expensive addresses in London, if not Britain. Close to the River Thames, Chelsea boasts streets of grand mansions and delightful mews properties and some of the capital’s most high …

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The Rear & Terrace at Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
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Harewood House, the setting for ‘VICTORIA’

If, like me, you enjoy becoming immersed in classic period dramas such as ‘The Crown’, ‘Downtown Abbey’ or ‘Poldark’, which, biased as I am, the Brits excel in producing, have you ever wondered where they are filmed? It is rarely …

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Springtime in England, a village house in Turville
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Springtime in England

“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there,” Robert Browning’s words could not have rung more true for me this springtime in England. Simply put it’s pretty, breathtakingly pretty, especially in the spring. Springtime in England ~ rolling fields dotted with …

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Gardens of England at Blenheim
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Grand homes and stunning gardens of England

England is famous for its palaces, castles and grand stately homes. Most sit surrounded by beautifully designed grounds and extensive gardens, commissioned by their dedicated owners centuries earlier. Steeped in a rich history, years of secrets are buried along their …

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The Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey, London, England
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London’s Maltby Street Market, a foodie’s heaven

If you like fresh, delicious, home cooked food and you are in London on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the Maltby Street Market. About a 10 minute walk from Tower Bridge, along the Ropewalk, next to Lassco, (fabulous architectural salvage …

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