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This fine 14th-century manor house on the banks of the river Stour has changed much over the centuries, but may of its medieval features survive.
Believed to be the site of a mill in the Domesday Book (1086), the land at Fiddleford was owned by the abbots of Glastonbury during the Middle Ages. In the 14th [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

Warhorse to Horsepower examines how the British Army became increasingly mechanical during the First World War and how cavalry units eventually gave up their horses for tanks during the 1920s and 30s.
In pre-1914 Britain, society was already replacing horse with petrol driven vehicles and some life-size talking horses in the exhibition tell you their stories [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 3rd 2019

This exhibit is a fiberglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment’’s Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000.
The memorial depicts a Comet Tank Crew and is a permanent tribute to those [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2019

Durdle Door is probably the most famous stone arch anywhere in the world. It was created when the sea pierced through the Portland limestone around 10,000 years ago. Looking west over the beach, isolated stacks out at sea show where an older coastline once lay. This part of the coast is formed from merged bays [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 14th 2019

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.
An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 4th 2019

Set on a rolling hillside above the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas, the 180ft tall club-wielding man has long been regarded as a sign of fertility due to his large, erect phallus. It is not agreed how old the Cerne Abbas Giant is, but the most likely explanation is that he depicts Hercules, the god [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2019

I recently finished reading a book ‘Telford The Making of Shropshire’s New Town’. I moved to Telford at a very young age (my dad worked for the development corporation) and have grown up with the Town.
I have always appreciated the lovely green spaces within the town but until I read the book I had not [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 28th 2019

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