Category Archives: England

St. Mary the Virgin, Great Brington

One of the best things about England is that you don’t have to go far to find places of historical interest. A good place to look is the local church. Take for example the parish church of St. Mary the … Continue reading

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Baghdad, England

I was in England last month visiting family. While I was there, I learned that there is a town in the green and leafy English county of Hertfordshire which was named after Baghdad. It was founded by the Knights Templar in … Continue reading

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North Cornwall – Castles & Coves

Last summer we had a family holiday in England and spent some days exploring the beautiful coast of North Cornwall. Here were some of the highlights. Port Isaac Boscastle Launceston Bude Tintagel Castle Crackington Haven Padstow  Goodbye Cornwall – See You Next … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence- Keep Calm and Stay United

While back in UK recently I was struck by how calmly the English public are reacting to Scotland’s forthcoming referendum on independence, now only weeks away. The UK is facing the biggest threat to its existence since Adolf Hitler and … Continue reading

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Northampton – Historic Sites

I was back in England last month, to be with my parents as they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. A 65th (Sapphire) Anniversary is quite a rare achievement – only 1% of couples stay married and alive that long – … Continue reading

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78 Derngate, Northampton

78 Derngate is the name, and address, of an interesting little museum in Northampton showcasing the work of two famous men, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke. Bassett-Lowke (1877-1953) owned and lived in 78 Derngate which is an elegant … Continue reading

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Camden Lock to Little Venice Walk

While visiting UK last month, I spent a pleasant half-day exploring Camden Lock Market followed by a walk along the towpath of the Regent’s Canal as far as Little Venice and back again (about 4 miles in total). Camden Lock … Continue reading

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