God Begot House by Jens Eichstaedt at PicturesofEngland.com
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In 1770, Thomas Dummer purchased the City Cross (also known as the Buttercross) from the Corporation of Winchester, intending to have it re-erected at Cranbury Park, near Otterbourne. When his workmen arrived to dismantle the cross, they were prevented from doing so by the people of the city, who "organised a small riot" and they were forced to abandon their task. The agreement with the city was cancelled and Dummer erected a lath and plaster facsimile, which stood in the park for about…
Close your eyes and dream of England
Tudor door to the brewery at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The abbey was founded as an Augustinian nunnery in the early thirteenth century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury. (Elizabeth C on...
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, London
Had a good pint here. Great atmosphere inside with an Ozzie barman.... The Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street is one of a number of pubs in London to have been rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of 1666. While there are several older pubs which have survived because they were beyond the reach of the fire, or like The Tipperary on the opposite side of Fleet Street because they were made of stone, this pub continues to attract interest due to the curious lack of natural lighting inside…
The Cambridge Key - Ned Hayes
by Nicholas Hallum In 1938, the British Crown anticipated war with the emerging fascist leader Adolf Hitler. The British Secret Service was desperate for code-breakers, and for a method to encode messages to Allied agents on the ground, deep in the heart of the continent. One agent was assigned to solicit the help of a […]