Civil war 1644 – recreating history

  Near Melksham there is a lovely manor house built in the 1460s by Thomas Tropnell. The Arts and Crafts gardens are worth visiting in their own right, as is the manor itself but on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6thAUGUST 2017 from 10am there is an ENGLISH CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT[…]

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Readers’ Christmas Sav(i)ours

Yes it’s that time again. Christmas Dinner. Marie couldn’t get a cloth to match the curtains and now Cyril’s coming (groan), the rattan chair will need to be squeezed  between whoever looks thinnest on arrival. It will ruin the symmetry of the display. PRESENTS!!! Is there one for everyone? No? Off[…]

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