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Changing Landscapes

The change in season brings with it many delights and yet there are some areas that on occasion turn from foreboding landscapes into fascinating scenes of vibrant colour and light.  On a summers evening in August the Cat and Fiddle road that connects Buxton to Macclesfield was a delight to traverse necessitating a stop just […]

Yorkshire’s Dangerous Coast

Most of the visitors who flock to Yorkshire’s coast every summer, do so without realising that it has a history of marine tragedy reaching back over the centuries and it is hard to realise that an average of two shipwrecks a week have taken place along the North East coast since records began in the […]

Deserted Villages

Up and down the land the remains of abandoned villages can only be recognised by a comment on an Ordnance Survey map. There are around 3000 sites of such places up and down the country where the words Medieval Village in Gothic type with the words ‘site of’ in brackets underneath record all that is […]

Around Poole Harbour

Travellers to Cherbourg and the Channel Islands will no doubt, be aware of the ferry service from Poole.  This alternative route starts from the wide expanse of Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world.  Unfortunately unlike Sydney Harbour the depth of water prevents Poole from handling a greater volume of traffic. It […]

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Across from Birmingham’s New Street Station and past the city’s incongruous statue better known as the ‘Floozy in the Jacuzzi’ signposts point the way past the massive buildings housing the Council House and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The direction we were following was to the Jewellery Quarter. Until the rapid expansion brought about by […]