Category Archives: History

Something Old, Something Older

One of the things you first notice about any European country is that everything is old. The obvious things are the villages, castles, churches, even hedges and trees. But the subtle side is the artefacts and records and pieces of … Continue reading

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Down a mine in a boat

Yes, you read that right, except that the word  “down” is probably not appropriate when applied to movement in a boat. Well, not a desirable movement, anyway, unless you’re partial to sinking. Or going over waterfalls. Particularly when the boat … Continue reading

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