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    A Guide To The Pubs Of Britain #1: Hagen & Hyde

    by  • June 19, 2017 • Places, Pubs • 2 Comments

    In the introduction to this irregular series, I wrote about the importance of pubs for creatives as conducive environments for thinking and dreaming, disconnected from the real world.  And so I thought it only right that I begin this meandering tour of Britain’s finest pubs for writers and artists on my doorstep, at Hagen...

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    The Old Ways

    by  • August 31, 2015 • In the Grip of Rome, Places • 0 Comments

    Walk across Britain on any of the old ways and you’re embarking on a mystical journey.  That’s the interesting thing about these ancient paths and tracks, some of which date back thousands of years, these holloways and drove-roads and trails.  They’re more than just routes between geographical points.  They reach back in time, back...

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    Stonehenge Design Inspired By Sound

    by  • February 17, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 1 Comment

    Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher. Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound. Archaeoacoustics is a growing field, with researchers reporting interesting results from many prehistoric...

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    Britain’s Biggest Space Rock Found At Druid Burial Site

    by  • February 11, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 0 Comments

    “The only meteorites that we know about that have survived these long ages are the ones that were collected in Antarctica,” said researcher Colin Pillinger, adding that more recently, some ancient meteorites have been collected in the Sahara Desert. This rock came from neither the Sahara Desert nor Antarctica, but rather the Lake House...

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