Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dinosaurs and superphosphates…

This is third  and probably the last  [I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear!] post about the Victorians and their use of manure and fertilizer. Even as guano took over from night soil as the ‘best’ fertilizer, and began to transform … Continue reading

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The Most Special Place in Wales…

Whats this? A post from P&G? But it’s not Saturday! Well I confess I haven’t written it and  although I wouldn’t normally re-post something written on another blog, since I’ve written about Dyffryn Gardens quite recently  [post 13th Dec 2014] when I saw this … Continue reading

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Killerton

Earlier this year I went on a nostalgia trip back to Exeter where I was at college. One of the places I wanted to see again was Killerton, the home of my tutor Sir Richard Acland. Apart from being an extraordinarily inspiring … Continue reading

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Northumberlandia

The facts and figures about Northumberlandia are endless.  It  is ‘a unique piece of public art’ … ‘set in a 46 acre  park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths’ on and around the Lady of the North, ‘a … Continue reading

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Aunt T & her Pot Pourri…

She may look a bit like Lady Bracknell or Charlie’s Aunt but she wasn’t really  like that in real life.  Maria Theresa  Villiers may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth but she seems to have been happier … Continue reading

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That’s the wonder of Woolies….

I’m taking a quick holiday from writing and instead, today’s post is largely based, with his permission, on some webpages originally written by Paul Seaton who runs a website about the history of Woolworths, called http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk. All the photos unless … Continue reading

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