Newark Castle on the River Trent in Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle , the medieval monument of national importance sitting on the River Trent, famous for dispatching that mad despot, bad King John.  Personally I don’t see how…

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Mosaic at Teversal village entrance

I said some time back about promising to stop visiting former coal tips. That didn’t last long, perhaps I should accept the heritage around here.  A grim legacy…

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Engine Lane Mural at Eastwood

It’s the annual 10th DH Lawrence festival, a set of events in and around DH Lawrence’s birthplace of Eastwood to celebrate the sights and sounds of the local…

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Hemlock Stone

The idyllic English countryside, gentle rolling hills, lush green grass, a great British picnic of heavenly delights with serene and peaceful retreat. In reality, a pre-packaged sandwich and…

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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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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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