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Derbyshire’s Corinthian

It was appropriate that a memorial service for Donald Carr, who died on 11 June aged 89, should be held at Repton School, where his cricket and football career was shaped. That career, straddling the amateur era as a player and the professionalism of the Seventies and Eighties as an administrator at Lord’s, was the […]

Calke Abbey And Its Gardens

In the years before Calke Abbey became a National Trust property, a visitor who had heard rumours of rooms full of abandoned relics, decided to ‘explore’.  Making an excuse to visit a toilet, he deliberately wandered along neglected corridors, opening doors into rooms where years of sunshine had bleached the colour out of Victorian Turkey […]

The Farne Islands

Now run as a wildlife sanctuary by its present owners the National Trust, the tiny group of mainly uninhabited islands can only be reached by one of the small ferries operating daily from nearby Seahouses throughout the summer months. Brian Spencer joined one of the frequent cruises. In all innocence we thought that the Tuesday after […]

Gardening – Summer

Its always interesting looking back on my diary and what I wrote this time last year in Country Images Magazine. I wrote about how the rain just kept coming and it rotted the Rose blooms on the plants – it just shows that 2 years are never the same and you have to adjust your […]