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For my birthday treat, I have dragged Sam to Nottingham Castle and Mortimer’s Hole. Well, it used to be a castle, its now a ducal mansion, although fragments…

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Horned Helmet, a gift to Henry VIII from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximillan 1 in 1514. This, as part of a suit of armour, was purely ceremonial, it never saw battle.

Leeds Royal Armouries – They’ve got knives, knights, sharp sticks, boomsticks, falchions, flintlocks, helmets, habergeons, mail and men-at-arms. Or as the Royal Armouries at Leeds say themselves, examples…

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Lumsdale Valley

Another trip into the deep dark hilly badlands of Derbyshire, this time to a hidden little gem called Lumsdale Valley. A wooded gorge of crumbled stone ruins from…

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Clipstone Headstocks

On this weeks extreme dog walk, a trip to my first home village of Clipstone or more precisely Clipstone Colliery, itself now part of Vicar Water Country Park.…

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Sam and Nelson at Thornwick caves

The North East Yorkshire coast, Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington.  Ah yes, that time of year, to get away from it all, leave the rat race behind, enjoy summer,…

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Big Ben Clock Tower.

A London city break, tea with the queen, expensive hotels, Big Ben, the tube, pearly kings and queens, jellied eels and cockney wankers.  The cockney wanker in question…

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A holiday in Devon to Torbay taking in Torquay, Paignton, Babbacombe.  Strange weather, had its own little micro climate going off, this is supposed to be the English…

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Portland

Pictures form a short camping trip to Weymouth and Portland September 2009.  Famous for its World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic coast with its fossil remains.  Stopping…

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